Suzan Gazioglu - Faculty - Statistics - Montana Tech
Suzan Gazioglu



Suzan Gazioğlu

MUS 207
Phone: (406) 496-4616


Dr. Suzan Gazioğlu is a tenured full professor in the Program of Statistics. Dr. Gazioğlu joined Montana Tech in 2004 as an Assistant Professor of Statistics. Her background is in Mathematics and Statistics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Yűzűncű Yıl University in Turkey, and her first Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the same university. She received her second Master’s degree in Mathematical Statistics from The University of Toledo-Ohio. Finally, in 2002, she received her Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of Glasgow-U.K. As well as teaching, she has worked on both collaborative and individual research projects, and has published her research findings in professional journals. She regularly attends and presents at professional meetings. The topics of her presentations cover statistical applications as well as statistical education.

Research Interests

Dr. Gazioğlu’s research interests are mostly in applied statistics. To date she has largely focused on the application of sensitivity and uncertainty analyses to compartmental models. In the future, she plans to continue to apply these analyses and other advanced statistical procedures to environmental models and other real-world applications. Her most recent interests include investigations of secondary analysis of case-control studies, undergraduate statistics and mathematics education, and online teaching.

Dr. Gazioğlu has also been involved in the Montana Tech Undergraduate Research program and mentored several students on their research projects.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Member of Organizing & Scientific Committees, the 9th International Statistics Days Symposium, Antalya-Turkey, 2014
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, Montana Tech, 2013
  • Faculty Merit Award, Montana Tech, 2013
  • Nominated for the “Rose and Anna Busch Faculty Achievement Award”, Montana Tech, 2013
  • Chair, Statistics Sessions, the 24th International Conference of Jangjeon Mathematical Society, Konya-Turkey, 2011
  • Organizer/Chair, Annual Meeting of Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2006
  • President, Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2005 – 2006
  • Program Director, Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2005
  • Vice President, Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2004-2005
  • Fellowship, Royal Statistical Society, UK, 2002
  • National M.Sci. & Ph.D. Scholarship Winner, Turkish Higher Education Council, 1994 – 2002

Career in Brief

  • Full Professor, Montana Tech, 2013 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Oklahoma State University, Jan–May 2016
  • Tenure, Montana Tech, 2010
  • Associate Professor, Montana Tech, 2008 – 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Montana Tech, 2004 – 2008
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, Jan–May 2004
  • Research Assistant, University of Gaziosmanpaşa-Turkey, 2002 – 2003
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Selçuk University Natural and Applied Sciences, 2010 – present
  • Editor, Selçuk Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2009 – present

Courses Taught

  • Probability Theory
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Statistical Computing & EDA
  • Experimental Design
  • Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Introduction to Statistics (taught both In-class & Online)
  • Mathematics Technology III
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Professional Engineering - Fundamentals of Engineering Exam review for Probability and Statistics session.

Selected Publications

Gazioğlu, S. (2016) An important source of uncertainty: Modeller. Journal of Selcuk University Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(1), 8 – 17.

Gazioğlu, S. (2014) Visualizing and Inspecting Sensitivities in Large Models Using Dot Charts and Star Plots, with Application to Compartmental Models. Journal of Statistics: Advances in Theory and Applications, 11(1), 1–30.

Gazioğlu, S., Wei. J., Jennings, E. M., Carroll, R. J. (2013) A Note on Penalized Regression Spline Estimation in the Secondary Analysis of Case-Control Data. Statistics in Biosciences, 5(2), 250–260.

Gazioğlu, S. (2013) Online Course Design: A Statistics Course Example. Teaching Statistics, 35(2), 98–102.

Çelik, H. C., Gazioğlu, Pesen, C. (2012) Development of a Scale to Measure Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes toward Research. Journal of Educational Sciences Research, 2(2), 105–121.

Gazioğlu, S. (2012) Studying Discrepancies in Compartmental Models. Advanced Studies In Contemporary Mathematics (Kyungshang), 22(2), 249–290.

Gazioğlu, S., Scott, E. M. (2011) Sensitivity Analysis of Linear Time-Invariant Compartmental Models with Steady-State Constraint. Journal of Applied Statistics, 38(11), 2485–2509.

Gazioğlu, S. (2009). Teaching Statistics Online – Logging-in with me. The 21st Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) Conference Proceedings, 158–162.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Gazioğlu likes traveling, reading, drawing, painting, and cooking. Other hobbies she enjoys include jewelry making, beading, and hiking. Recently, she has taken up lapidary work.