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Larry Stephens

Professional Biography

LARRY J. STEPHENS is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has been on the faculty since 1974. He received his bachelor's degree from Memphis State University in Mathematics, his master's degree from the University of Arizona in Mathematics, and his Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma State University in Statistics. He has over 25 years of experience teaching Mathematics and Statistics. He has taught at the University of Arizona, Christian Brothers College, Gonzaga University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has worked for NASA, Livermore Radiation Laboratory, and Los Alamos Laboratory. Dr. Stephens consulted with and conducted Statistics seminars for the engineering group at 3M, Valley, Nebraska plant from 1989 until 1998. He has published many computerized test banks to accompany elementary Statistics texts. Professor Stephens has over 40 publications in professional journals. He is the author of Schaum's Outline of Beginning Statistics , Algebra for Utterly Confused, and co-author with Murray Spiegel of Schaum's Outline of Statistics. He has been director of the Masters of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics program since 1985 and has joint publications with many of the graduates of this program. Currently, Dr. Stephens teaches courses in Statistical Methodology, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Theory of Interest, as well as Algebra and Trigonometry. He advises students who are interested in Actuarial science.

Professional Teaching Experience
Full Professor at UNO
Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska at Kearney
Teaching Assistant at Oklahoma State University
Instructor at Gonzaga University
Instructor at Christian Brothers College
Teaching Assistant at University of Arizona

Other Professional Experience
Summer 1973
Visiting Scientist at NASA - Houston
Summer 1969 and 1970
Research Assistant at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
Summer 1968
Aerospace Technologist at NASA - Huntsville
Summer 1964
Research Assistant at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory