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. She has also published highly-cited work on the geometric design of roads and, with Ronald R. Hocking, on multiple linear regression.
Pendleton did her undergraduate studies at the University of South Alabama. 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.
Before working at the Texas Transportation Institute, Pendleton became an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, and then was associated with the University of Texas System Cancer Center, starting in 1980. As Olga J. Hocking and later Olga J. Herman, she has taught at Northern Michigan University since 2011.
- 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
- Horizontal alignment design consistency for rural two-lane highways, US Department of Transportation, 1995
- 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
- Adjunct/Contingent Faculty, Northern Michigan University Mathematics and Computer Science, retrieved 2018-12-01
- Computer Science and Statistics--Tenth Annual Symposium on the Interface, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, 1978, p. 70
- WorldCat catalog entries for Periodic Regression Revisited and for Hypothesis Testing In The General Linear Model, retrieved 2018-12-01.
- "New staff appointments—June through December 1980", The University of Texas System Cancer Center Newsletter, 26 (1): 8, January–February 1981
- ASA Fellows list, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2018-12-01