Phil Yates, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Coordinator, BA in Data Science


Phil Yates, PhD

Dr. Yates is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and currently serves as the coordinator for the BA in Data Science program. He earned his PhD in statistics from the University of South Carolina in 2006, MS in biostatistics from the University of Vermont in 1999, and BS in mathematical sciences from DePaul University in 1997.

Before joining the faculty at DePaul, Dr. Yates served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) from 2007 to 2010, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Saint Michael’s College from 2010 to 2014, and then as a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Saint Michael’s College from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Yates was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at DePaul University in 2020.

Dr. Yates’s research interests mostly involve statistical applications, specifically applications in environmental sciences, hydrology, sports, and statistics education. He is the former chair of the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics in Sports and the Mathematical Association of America’s Special Interest Group for Statistics and Data Science Education. In his spare time, he is also a board member for CHIRP Radio in Chicago.

[Dr. Phil Yates]