Jim Bentley (chair)

Professor, Math/Compt Science

Degrees: PhD (Applied Statistics) University of California at Riverside, 1992; MS (Biostatics), University of Washington, 1987; BA (Mathematics), Pomona College, 1983

Office: Math & Computer Science, Appleton Hall #227

Phone: 909/748-8621



Area of Expertise

Statistics and statistical education

Professional Background

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
  • Independent Study:
    • Statistical Programming
    • 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.

Professional Affiliations

American Statistical Association (ASA)


Jim Bentley is the Faculty Sponsor for the Denominators (Math Club).

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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