I am currently Assistant Professor of Statistical Science in the Department of Statistical Science at Baylor University. Before coming to Baylor I earned my doctorate from the Department of Statistics at Rice University. For my undergraduate degree I attended the University of Richmond and received my degree in pure mathematics working primarily with Bill Ross.
During my undergraduate summers, Javier Rojo slowly turned me into a statistician through his fantastic REU program RUSIS, where I conducted research in imputation schemes for missing microarray data and tests for stochastic dominance for financial applications. While at Rice for my graduate studies I worked with Dr. Rojo as part of RUSIS teaching statistical computing and graphics during the summers, and he later became my doctoral thesis advisor. A program very near and dear to me, I spent five years with RUSIS as a student or teacher and was the program's first Ph.D.
My research interests are wide ranging but focus mainly on various aspects of the philosophy and fundamentals of statistics. My research right now focuses around statistical computing and graphics, algebraic statistics, and statistics education, including the BaylorISMs project which I founded. Other theoretical research I have done recently involves tail categorization of probability laws and related nonparametric tests. My other academic interests include linguistics and systematic theology.
Outside of Marrs McLean, I enjoy Latin dance, watching movies, and spending time with my family. I am also a soldier in The Salvation Army and dedicate as much of my time as possible to its mission and causes. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact me directly or click the link above to find a Salvation Army corps nearest you.