Ayesha Delpish

Associate Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Duke 209F
2320 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
adelpish@elon.edu (336) 278-6204

Brief Biography

Dr. Ayesha Delpish joined the Elon University in the Fall of 2005.  Dr. Delpish specializes in educational measurement & testing, and multivariate statistics, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reliability Theory, Item-Response Theory, and related quantitative methods. She is also very interested in understanding how students learn statisical concepts.

Dr. Delpish regularly presents at state and national conferences for statistical and educational associations. A native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Dr. Delpish currently serves as the Chair of Department of Mathematics & Statistics.



August 2006    Florida State University                  Tallahassee, FL

Ph.D. Statistics

  • Dissertation: A Comparison of Estimators in Hierarchical Linear Modeling: Restricted Maximum Likelihood versus Bootstrap via Minimum Norm Quadratic Unbiased Estimators

     Dissertation Advisor: Xufeng Niu


August 2001    Florida State University                  Tallahassee, FL

M.S.  Applied Statistics


May 1999        Mount St. Mary’s College             Emmitsburg, MD

B.S.  Mathematics & Spanish

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