Careers Post Graduation


Graduates of the University of Kentucky Statistics Program hold positions in both companies and academic institutions. Our recent graduates serve the field through positions as

  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Assistant Professor, Bentley University
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University of Ohio
  • Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Master Specialist, Deloitte Consulting
  • Model Validation Analyst, Bank of the West
  • Data Scientist, Gilead
  • Statistician, Intel

For more information on careers and career opportunities for our students, please contact our Director of Graduate Studies. Below our two of our student spotlights!

Dustin Lueker

PhD Student by Jason Kazee
photos by Mark Cornelison

Hailing originally from Pinckneyville, Illinois, University of Kentucky statistics Ph.D. candidate Dustin Lueker is a born again Kentuckian. He moved to Mount Sterling with his family as a teenager where he attended Montgomery County High School. Lueker enrolled in Morehead State University where he completed his undergraduate studies in mathematics and then came to UK to pursue a doctorate in statistics.

“I think most people who know me were surprised to learn I chose statistics...

Angela Schörgendorfer

PhD Student

by Rebekah Tilley
photos by Mark Cornelison

Any person involved in academic research knows there is no way to avoid the field of statistics. Somewhere along the way you have to have a working knowledge of it. Statistics touches everything.

It was this very aspect of the field that captivated Angela Schörgendorfer, now a fourth year doctoral student in the UK Department of Statistics. “I’m a math person. I like doing math that I know will be applied to something. That was what intrigued me about statistics. You can use it for...

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