Jim Bentley

Professor, Math/Compt Science
Math & Computer Science

Jim Bentley


PhD (Applied Statistics) University of California at Riverside, 1992

MS (Biostatics), University of Washington, 1987

BA (Mathematics), Pomona College, 1983


Appleton Hall
P: 909.748.8621
E: jim_bentley@redlands.edu

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 Taught

MATH 111 Introductory Statistics

MATH 121/122 Calculus I and II

MATH 212 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

Senior Seminar

Invited Presentations

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).