Program Chair of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

- Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
- M.A., California State University, Fullerton
- M.A., Biola University
- B.S., Biola University
- B.A., Biola University

Dr. Jason Wilson oversees the statistics service courses in the Department of Math and Computer Science: Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Business Statistics, and Biostatistics. For the math program, he teaches Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics II, Statistical Consulting Practicum, and God and Math. For the Applied Psychology program, he teaches the Statistics for Research class. Giving students a vision of how the natural laws of the world described by mathematics reflect the nature of God (Romans 1:20), and how that nature empowers them to live for Him (2 Peter 1:4) is a theme of Dr. Wilson’s courses.

Dr. Wilson is a generalist statistician and therefore interested in the analysis of data or use of statistical thinking from any area – particularly those with the potential of strategic kingdom impact or service. In Fall 2019 he was able to realize one of his dreams of starting Biola’s Quantitative Consulting Center - a statistical consulting service for both Biola as well as local Business, Industry, and Government. Clients for the first year included Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Christian Educators Association, Convene, and Biola faculty. His primary long-term project involves research using a patented technique for evaluating the quality of an individual baseball pitch, QOP. The completeness of the fossil record, the real level of DNA similarity between humans and chimps, and debunking the Bible Code are some of the subjects under development for his Statistical Apologetics book project.

- American Statistical Association
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

Please see the publications listed on my homepage

Statistical Computing: A Language or Graphical User Interface?, with Daniel Kaplan, Electronic Con- ference On Teaching Statistics (eCOTS), May 2012

Curveball Quantification: Standardization of Breaking Pitches for Baseball, Joint Statistics Meetings, Aug 2011

The Laws of Nature in the Secular vs. Biblical Mind

- Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, June 2011
- Math Department Chapel, Biola University, Fall 2011

A Comprehensive Probability Project for the Upper Division One-Semester Probability Course Using Yahtzee, Joint Statistical Meetings: Aug 2010.

What is the probability of selecting the best t of k populations when k is extremely large?

- Statistics/Operations Research/ Masterís in Finance Seminar; The Claremont Colleges: Jan 2010
- Statistics Department Colloquium; The Ohio State University: Jan 2008.

A Note on the Probability of Correct Selection for Large k Populations, with Application to Microarray Data, New Researchers Conference, Aug 2009.

Evidence that Oligonucleotide Expression Values are Not Normally Distributed (Poster), Joint Statis- tical Meetings: Aug 2009.

How can a biologist use a recent biotechnology to select the di§erentially expressed genes from a study? An application of mathematics and statistics;

- Math and Statistics Department Colloquium; Cal Poly Pomona: Feb 2009
- Statistics Department Colloquium; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Feb 2008
- Math Department Colloquium; Northern Kentucky University Colloquium: Jan 2008

Ordinal Data: A Statisticianís View of the State of the Art. Psychology Department Colloquium; California Baptist University: March, 2008.

Transformed Microarray Data are NOT Normally Distributed; Statistics Department Colloquium; UC Riverside: Oct 30, 2007.

On the Probability of Correct Selection for Large k Populations, with Application to Microarray Data

- 8th International Conference on Systems Biology: Workshop: Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis and its Applications in Systems Biology; Long Beach, CA: Oct 5, 2007.
- Center for Plant Cell Biology Colloquium; UC Riverside: Sep 28, 2007.

On the Probability of Correct Selection for Large k Populations, with Application to Microarray Data, Joint Statistical Meetings: Aug 1, 2007

Everything a Grad Student Needs to Know to Begin Creating Professional Documents [in LaTeX]: Homework, Reports, Slides, Articles, and Dissertations; Statistics Club; UC Riverside: Jan 7, 2007.

- Bioinformatics
- Mathematics
- Statistics