Area of Expertise
Statistics and statistical education.
I was trained as a biostatistician and have experience in cardiology, perinatology, ophthalmology, pharmacology, and large-scale cancer studies. I have also worked on the collection and interpretation of archaeological data in Israel and the determination of factors involved in home owner satisfaction for a national corporation. Recent work with faculty and students has included cancer studies, perception of intonation, and authorship questions in music and the Bible.
Courses Offered at Redlands
Math 111 – Introductory Statistics
Math 121 – Calculus I
Math 122 – Calculus II
Math 301 – Math/Stat Consulting
Math 311 – Probability
Math 312 – Mathematical Statistics
Math 459 – Senior Seminar
Mathematics for Actuaries
Biostatistical Techniques for Cancer Research
Various Senior Projects and Honors Projects
Publications, Presentations and Panels
Bentley, Jim. "Bedtime for Student's t-test?" Joint Statistical Meetings (ASA/IMS/ENAR/WNAR/SSC), Washington D.C., Aug. 2009.
Olson, L.E., J. Bentley, J. Angulo, A. Davis, A. Flook, B. Garcia, N. King, S. Koster, K. Paul, N. Sata. "Improved efficacy of doxorubicin chemotherapy in Cbr1+/- mice." Gordon Research Conference: Human Genetics and Genomics, Biddeford, ME, 2009.
Head Judge, 4th Annual Southern California Section of the American Statistical Association (SCASA) AP Statistics Poster Competition. City of Hope, Duarte, CA, May 2009.
Bentley, Jim. "Consulting Activities and Introductory Course Topics: the chicken, the egg, and the chef." Joint Statistical Meetings (ASA/IMS/ENAR/WNAR/SSC), Denver, CO, Aug. 2008.
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Jim Bentley is the Faculty Sponsor for the Denominators (Math Club).