Feb. 20, 2019
Jason Wilson oversees the statistics service courses in the Department of Math and Computer Science: Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Business Statistics, and Biostatistics. He teaches Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Numerical Analysis, and God and Math for Math and Computer Science and Statistics for Research in the Applied Psychology Program. 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 Wilson’s courses.
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. His primary long-term project involves a patent-pending technique for evaluating the quality of an individual baseball pitch, QOP (www.qopbaseball.com). 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. Wilson is working towards establishing a Statistical Consulting Center at Biola with a practicum class where the class content would be actual work projects coming into the Center from the corporate/industry sector as well as SSTH research collaborations.