Two professors’ perspectives on SAS and the future of analytics


In this blog series, we’ve spoken directly to professors to find out why it’s so important to teach analytics, their advice for students, and to learn how they create interest in analytics programs at their universities.

For this third and final post, we’ll hear how SAS has played a role in their teaching, how they see the use of analytics changing or expanding in the future, and upcoming trends.

  • Joni Shreve, PhD, Faculty, Louisiana State University
  • Simon Sheather, Professor, Former Academic Director MS Analytics & Online Programs, Texas A&M

What is SAS’ role in your teaching?

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How do you see the use of analytics changing or expanding in the future, and what are the next big trends?

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Interested in learning more? Check out this free e-book, “Why choose a career in analytics? Job security, a larger salary, a chance to do good and more.”  You can also learn more about how SAS helps students or check out our upcoming training and certification classes for students.

SAS provides a multitude of support services and resources for teaching, learning and research, including free workshops, teaching materials, access to free software and e-learning courses and more. Learn more here.

Since this is the conclusion of this blog series, I want to extend a warm THANK YOU to Joni and Simon for their time and generosity in sharing their perspectives with us. Please feel free to share this blog series and these videos with your colleagues and friends.


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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