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Curriculum Vitae

William R. Rising

Personal Data

Work Address
StataCorp LP
4905 Lakeway Drive
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: (800) 782-8272
personal email:

Education and Training

Ph.D. 1989 Mathematics
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
B.S. 1981 Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. 1981 German Literature and Language
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Other Education:
Oct. 1985 - Jul. 1986 Friedricana Universität (Universität Karlsruhe)
Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany
Oct. 1979 - Jul. 1980 Albert-Ludwigs Universität (Universität Freiburg)
Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany

Professional Experience

2007 - present Director of Educational Services
StataCorp LP
College Station, Texas
Many things, all different and interesting.
2005 - 2007 Assistant Professor
Mathematics Department
Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
Teach upper-level probability and mathematical statistics, as well as the lower level statistics course.
2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor
2005 - 2006 Adjunct Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Taught graduate-level probability and mathematical statistics, Bayesian statistics, and statistical computing. Worked with collegues at the Health Sciences Center (Medical Campus), especially with the Office of Curriculum and Evaluation. Served on Master's thesis and PhD dissertation committees.
2002 - 2005 Director, Statistical Consulting Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Helped create and then run the consulting center which provided expertise in statistical methods and information science in support of research for both the Health Sciences Center and the University as a whole.
1998 - 2003 Assistant Scientist
Department of Biostatistics
School of Hygiene and Public Health
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Taught data management via distance education as an adjunct from 2001 through 2003.
Taught data management related to statistics and basic statistics classes, as well as a measure-theoretic probability course. Also worked as a consultant in the in the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center.
1992 - 1998 Statistician
Health Care Excel, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky
Designed and ran statistical analyses of utilization and outcomes using Medicare claims data. Wrote software to clean and manage multi-gigabyte data files which arrived quarterly from the Federal Government.
1990 - 1991 Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York
1989 - 1990 Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
1988 - 1989 Visiting Lecturer
Department of Mathematics
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
1986 - 1988
1981 - 1984
Teaching Assistant/Associate
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
1984-1985 Statistical Consultant
Statistical Consulting Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
Consulted faculty and students about statistical problems related to their research. Wrote program files as well as custom statistical packages.

Professional Activities

Society Memberships

Editorial Activities


Honors and Awards


2002 Excellence in Online Teaching Award
Johns Hopkins University
2000 Golden Apple Teaching Award
Johns Hopkins University
1984 Distinguished Teaching Award
University of Massachusetts/Amherst


Journal Articles


Rising, William, Joseph A. O'Daniel, and Craig Roberts. Correlating Weather and Trauma Admissions at a Level One Trauma Center Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care. 60(5):1096-1100, 2006.

Bass, P. F., B. Stetson, W. Rising, G. Wesley, and C. Ritchie, C. Development and Evaluation of a Nutrition and Physical Activity Counseling Module for First-Year Medical Students. Medical Education Online, 9, 2004.

Ducic, I., A. Shalom, W. Rising, K. Nagamoto, and A. Munster. An Algorithm for the Prognosis of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome (TENs), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, 110:768-773, 2002.

Gerring, J., B. Slomine, R. Vasa, M. Grados, A. Chen, and W. Rising. Clinical Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After Closed Head Injury in Children, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41:157-165, 2002.

Vasa, R., J. Gerring, M. Grados, B. Slomie, J Christiansen, W. Rising, M. Denckla, and M. Riddle. Anxiety Following Severe Peiaric Traumatic Brain Injury, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41:148-156, 2002.

Lewis, J., and W. Rising. Improving Appropriate Selection of Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer, Evaluation and the Health Professions, 21:429-441, 1998.

Rising, W. Geometric Markov Chains, Journal of Applied Probability, 32:349-374, 1995.

Rising, W. Generalizing the Plurality Method for Forming Hospital Service Areas, Clinical Performance and Quality Health Care, 1:199-204, 1993.

Rising, W. Applications of Generalized Inverses to Markov Chains, Advances in Applied Probability, 23:293-302, 1991.


Helm CW, Lorenz DJ, Meyer NJ, Rising WR, Wilff JL. Retinoids for preventing the progression of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2007 Oct 17; (4):CD003296. (Cochrane Review)

Rising, W. Introduction to Stata. Stata Press, 2002. (CD)
(Quicktime movie based computer training CD for learning basic data management and basic exploratory statistics in the Stata statistical package.)

Sheikh K, Lee K, Rising W, Felt D, Clark JD. The National Hospital Peer Grouping Project. Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, 1999. HCFA Publication No. 10130.

Information about presentations, teaching and other academic activity can be found in Part II of the CV