Excel Li

Lecturer in Statistics
Duke 209A
2320 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
qli@elon.edu (336) 278-6218

Brief Biography

Dr. Li joined Elon University in Fall 2012 after completing his Ph.D. degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His research focuses on developing hierarchical models, multiple comparisons in mixed models, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methodology, and unbalanced mixed models in missing data field.  He is interested in collaborating statistics with different subjects both in research and teaching. He spent the past 6 years to develop and apply his own teaching philosophy which to help students understanding statistics in a better way. Beside his professional interests, Dr. Li enjoys golfing, tennis, travelling, hanging out with Elon Faculty and friends, and spending time with his wife, Xiangyi, and his new born son, Aaron.


Ph.D. in Statistics - Bowling Green State University, Ohio, August 2012.

  • Thesis topic: A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Multiple Comparisons in Mixed Models.
  • Advisor: Dr. Junfeng Shang.

M.S. in Applied Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, August 2008.

B.S. in Computer Science & Statistics – University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, January 2006.


Employment History

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Elon University, Fall 2012 – present.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, BGSU, 2006 – 2012

Mathematics & Statistics Tutor, Math and Stat Tutoring Center, BGSU, 2010 – 2012

Graduate Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, BGSU, 2009 – 2010

Statistical Consultant, Center for Business Analytics, BGSU, 2007

Courses Taught

STS 212: Statistics in Application

STS 112: General Statistics

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