Olga Pendleton

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Olga J. Pendleton is an American statistician known for her research on road traffic safety and alcohol-impaired driving as a statistician at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and as a member of the "Zero Alcohol" committee of the National Research Council.[1] She has also published highly-cited work on the geometric design of roads[2] and, with Ronald R. Hocking, on multiple linear regression.[3]


Pendleton did her undergraduate studies at the University of South Alabama.[4] As Olga Pendleton Hackney, she did her graduate studies at Emory University. She earned a master's degree in 1973 with the thesis Periodic Regression Revisited (supervised by Yick-Kwong Chan) and completed her Ph.D. with the 1976 dissertation Hypothesis Testing In The General Linear Model.[4][5][6]


Before working at the Texas Transportation Institute, Pendleton became an assistant professor at Mississippi State University,[5] and then was associated with the University of Texas System Cancer Center, starting in 1980.[7] As Olga J. Hocking and later Olga J. Herman, she has taught at Northern Michigan University since 2011.[4]


She was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1991.[8]


  1. ^ Driving Under the Influence: A Report to Congress on Alcohol Limits, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1992, p. A-3
  2. ^ Horizontal alignment design consistency for rural two-lane highways, US Department of Transportation, 1995
  3. ^ Hocking, R.R.; Pendleton, O.J. (January 1983), "The regression dilemma", Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 12 (5): 497–527, doi:10.1080/03610928308828477
  4. ^ a b c Adjunct/Contingent Faculty, Northern Michigan University Mathematics and Computer Science, retrieved 2018-12-01
  5. ^ a b Computer Science and Statistics--Tenth Annual Symposium on the Interface, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, 1978, p. 70
  6. ^ WorldCat catalog entries for Periodic Regression Revisited and for Hypothesis Testing In The General Linear Model, retrieved 2018-12-01.
  7. ^ "New staff appointments—June through December 1980", The University of Texas System Cancer Center Newsletter, 26 (1): 8, January–February 1981
  8. ^ ASA Fellows list, American Statistical Association, archived from the original on 2019-04-25, retrieved 2018-12-01