Welcome to my subset of the web!  I am Eric Eager.  I am in my sixth year as a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - La
 Crosse.  My research interests lie mainly in the mathematical modeling of biology, sociology, business and sports. 
A list of my publications, selected talks and poster presentations can be found via my Research page, and include work that has been published in top journals like the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, the Journal of Mathematical Biology, The American Naturalist, and Theoretical Population Biology.  In addition to my position as an associate professor at UWL, I am also a member of the River Studies Center at UW-L, a research associate for the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance, and an editorial board member for the journal Natural Resource Modeling and Letters in Biomathematics.

A great deal of my current interests lie in football analytics.  I consult for ProFootballFocus, widely regarded as the premiere football information website in the world.  A list of articles I've written for them be found here, which have been used on websites like ESPN.comnfl.comBleacherReportYahoo SportsDeadspinUSA Today, and others. I am currently the co-editor of PFF's Research and Development Journal, which is part of the information we give teams and analysts as a a part of our service.  

As part of my role as a data scientists and data journalist, I have appeared on AM 810's The Program out of Kansas City with Soren Petro, as well as 1500 ESPN Twin Cities' Purple PodcastSports Analytics Department and Purple FTW! I am also the host of two football analytics podcasts, the PFF Forecast and the Pocket Protectors Podcast, which are both about using math to generate insights about the game of football. Most of my activity on social media is analytics related, and you can find me on Twitter at @PFF_EricEager.

I am currently a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, and will use my resources  to study how flipped learning and specifications grading affect student learning and the professor experience.  I recently finished a term as the director of Section NExT - Wisconsin, and have a passion for serving early-career faculty as they make their way through the tenure track.  Selected information and materials for my courses can be found via my Teaching page, or obtained by emailing me at 

I also have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate research.  I currently co-direct UW-L's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Mathematical Ecology (NSF - DMS 1559663), and was a Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) fellow during the 2015-16 academic year.  If you are interested in doing undergraduate research, and have an interest in using mathematical habits of mind to solve problems, please email me.    

As an undergraduate I majored in mathematics and actuarial science at Minnesota State University - Moorhead, where I also played varsity football and was involved with the regional philanthropy group Students Today, Leaders Forever.  I have a substantial interest in faith, politics and current events.  A list of some of the books I'm currently reading, or have recently read, can be found here.

(photos top: Top: My wife Stephanie, my daughters Madeline (5 yr.) and Chloe (3 yr.) and me (substantially older).

bottom:  My father Brian, Chloe, Maddie, my great uncle Clair (who holds a Master's in Mathematics from Marquette and taught high school mathematics in the Twin Cities for many years), and me)