Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Beth Hansen

Beth Hansen
Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Iowa (Statistics, Kung-Sik Chan)
M.S., University of Iowa (Statistics)
B.A., University of Northern Iowa (Mathematics)

Contact Information:

(309) 298-2126
423B Morgan Hall

Fall 2019 Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday: 10:30 am-11:30 am
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Courses Taught:

Stat 171: General Elementary Statistics
Stat 276:  Introduction to Probability & Statistics
Stat 471:  Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
Stat 553:  Applied Statistical Methods
Stat 570:  Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Stat 653:  Elements of Statistical Inference

Research Interests:  Ecological time series analysis, penalized likelihood estimation.

Selected Publications:

  • Hansen, E., Chan, K., Jones, C., & Schilling, K. (2016) Assessing the relative importance of nitrogen retention processes in a large reservoir using time-series modeling. JABES, 21, no.1, 152-169.
  • Hansen, E., Chan, K., & Stenseth, N.C. (2012) Estimating a smooth common transfer function with a panel of time series-inflow of cod as an example. PJSOR, 8, no. 3, p. 701-717.
  • Hansen, E., & Chan, K. (2010) Penalized maximum likelihood estimation of a stochastic multivariate regression model. Statistics and Probability Letters, 80, p. 1643-1649.
  • Stenseth, N., Jorde, P., Chan, K., Hansen, E., Knutsen, H., André, C., Skogen, M., & Lekve, K. (2006) Ecological and genetic impact of Atlantic cod larval drift in the Skagerrak. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 273, 1085-1092.