Bert Steece is Deputy Dean of Faculty and Professor of Statistics in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC, he spent four years on the faculty of the University of Oregon and two years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
As Dean of Faculty, Dr. Steece is the chief academic officer and deputy to the Dean of a school with an enrollement of 4,000 students. Responsibilities include working directly with faculty, staff, and major instructional leadership committees and governance groups to develop and enhance academic programs. He oversees the allocation of resources, the appointment and retention of faculty and the scope and quality of instruction.
Professor Steece, the 1990 Program Chair of the Business and Economic Section of the American Statistical Association Annual meeting, is past-president of the Decision Sciences Institute (Western Region). He also serves on two editorial boards as a consultant to several national firms.
Professor Steece is a specialist in statistical modeling, time series analysis (forecasting), and econometrics. He has published research papers in a number of journals including "Management Science", "Accounting Review", "Journal of Royal Statistical Society Board", and "Communications in Statistics." His papers in the "Accounting Review" received two outstanding tax manuscript awards from the American Taxation Association, and his paper on model adequacy received an award from the Decision Sciences Institute. Presently, Dr. Steece's research focuses on issues in Bayesian modeling, regression diagnostics, and statistical graphics. His areas of applications include economic forecasting, air pollution, hospital delivery systems, and the economic impact of taxes and regulations.