Solomon W. Harrar

  • Associate Professor of Statistics
  • Statistics
347 Multidisciplinary Science Building
Research Interests:

 Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. (August 2013 – present)

Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA. (August 2015 – present)

Fulbright Professor, Salzburg Univrsity, Salaburg A-5020, Austria. (March 2016 – June 2016)

Gastprofessor, Salzburg University, Salzburg A-5020, Austria. (April 2014 – July 2014)

Visiting Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China (January 2014 -- March 2014 & August 2010 – January 6, 2011)

Visiting Professor,  Department of Statistics and School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (January 7, 2011 – July 30, 2011)

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA. (August 2008 – August 2013)

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA. (August 2006 – August 2008)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA. (August 2004 – August 2006)


PhD 2004

Graduate Training
Bowling Green State University

President, Kentucky Chapter of ASA. (October 2016 - present)

President, Statistical Society of Ethiopians in North America.  (August 2013- July 2014)

President, Montana Chapter of ASA. (November 2007 – October 2008)

President, Statistical Society of Ethiopians in North America. (September 2008 – August 2009)

Vice President, Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, November 2006-October 2007.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Ethiopian Statistical Association, July 2009 – present.

Advisory Board Member, Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology, November 2013 – present.

Selected Publications: 

Happ, M., Harrar, S. W. and Bathke, A. C (2017). Inference for High-dimensional Repeated Measures in Factorial Designs, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice 11(3), 468--477.

Ellis, A., Burch, W., Harrar, S. W. and Bathke (2017), A. Nonparametric Inference for Multivariate Data: The R Package npmv, Journal of Statistical Software 76(4). (Online)

Harrar, S. W. and Hossler, J. Z. (2016), Methods for High-Dimensional Multivariate Repeated Measures Data under General Conditions. Accepted, Statistics: A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics 50(5), 1056--1074.

Harrar, S. W. and Kong X. (2016), High-Dimensional Repeated Measures Analysis with Unequal Covariance Matrices, Journal of Multivariate Analysis 145(1), 1--21.

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PubMed Publications*: 
  • Noonan, CW ;Semmens, EO ;Smith, P ;Harrar, SW ;Montrose, L ;Weiler, E ;McNamara, M ;Ward, TJ "Randomized Trial of Interventions to Improve Childhood Asthma in Homes with Wood-burning Stoves." Environmental health perspectives 125, 9 (2017): 097010. Details. Full text
  • Fadardi, Salehi ;Bathke, AC ;Harrar, SW ;Abel, LA "Task-induced Changes in Idiopathic Infantile Nystagmus Vary with Gaze." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry 94, 5 (2017): 606-615. Details. Full text
  • Ward, TJ ;Semmens, EO ;Weiler, E ;Harrar, S ;Noonan, CW "Efficacy of interventions targeting household air pollution from residential wood stoves." Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology 27, 1 (2017): 64-71. Details. Full text
  • Happ, M ;Harrar, SW ;Bathke, AC "High-dimensional repeated measures." Journal of statistical theory and practice 11, 3 (2017): 468-477. Details.
  • Harrar, S ;Amatya, A ;Kalachev, L "Assessing treatment efficacy in the presence of diagnostic errors." Statistics in medicine 35, 29 (2016): 5338-5355. Details.
  • Happ, M ;Harrar, SW ;Bathke, AC "Inference for low- and high-dimensional multigroup repeated measures designs with unequal covariance matrices." Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift 58, 4 (2016): 810-30. Details. Full text
  • Harrar, SW ;Kong, X "High-Dimensional Multivariate Repeated Measures Analysis with Unequal Covariance Matrices." Journal of multivariate analysis 145, (2015): 1-21. Details.
  • Jacobson, JD ;Catley, D ;Lee, HS ;Harrar, SW ;Harris, KJ "Health risk perceptions predict smoking-related outcomes in Greek college students." Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 28, 3 (2014): 743-51. Details. Full text
  • Xu, J.;Harrar, SW "Accurate mean comparisons for paired samples with missing data: an application to a smoking-cessation trial." Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift 54, 2 (2012): 281-95. Details. Full text
  • Zhang, K ;Wang, H.;Bathke, AC ;Harrar, SW ;Piepho, HP ;Deng, Y "Gene set analysis for longitudinal gene expression data." BMC bioinformatics 12, (2011): 273. Details. Full text
  • Harris, KJ ;Catley, D ;Good, GE ;Cronk, NJ ;Harrar, S ;Williams, KB "Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation in college students: a group randomized controlled trial." Preventive medicine 51, 5 (2010): 387-93. Details. Full text
  • Davidson, MM ;Cronk, NJ ;Harris, KJ ;Harrar, S ;Catley, D ;Good, GE "Strategies to recruit and retain college smokers in cessation trials." Research in nursing & health 33, 2 (2010): 144-55. Details.
  • Bathke, AC ;Harrar, SW ;Ahmad, Rauf "Some contributions to the analysis of multivariate data." Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift 51, 2 (2009): 285-303. Details. Full text
  • Schleicher, HE ;Harris, KJ ;Catley, D ;Harrar, SW ;Golbeck, AL "Examination of a brief Smoking Consequences Questionnaire for college students." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 10, 9 (2008): 1503-9. Details. Full text
  • Harris, KJ ;Stearns, JN ;Kovach, RG ;Harrar, SW "Enforcing an outdoor smoking ban on a college campus: effects of a multicomponent approach." Journal of American college health : J of ACH 58, 2 (1969): 121-6. Details.
  • Schleicher, HE ;Harris, KJ ;Campbell, DG ;Harrar, SW "Mood management intervention for college smokers with elevated depressive symptoms: a pilot study." Journal of American college health : J of ACH 60, 1 (0): 37-45. Details.
  • Cronk, NJ ;Harris, KJ ;Harrar, SW ;Conway, K ;Catley, D ;Good, GE "Analysis of smoking patterns and contexts among college student smokers." Substance use & misuse 46, 8 (0): 1015-22. Details. Full text
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