SAS Author Spotlight: Derek Morgan


SAS Author Derek Morgan is a programming rock star… in more ways than one.

Not only has he been a professional SAS programmer in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 30 years and written two editions of The Essential Guide to SAS® Dates and Times, Derek also plays electric bass in blues bands around the St. Louis area, and has played bass on stage for three members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Check out Derek sitting in with Aaron Griffin & Mojo Rising at the Blues City Deli. St. Louis, Missouri. Derek’s hometown is a mecca for blues musicians. To learn more about the blues community, Derek recommends visiting and

Our SAS Press authors are amazing people. Beyond their expertise and technical skill, they can tell a good story and are wonderful teachers. In our Author Spotlight series, we ask them about their experience writing a book, how it changed their lives, and one thing not many people know about them!

Have an idea for Derek’s next book, or an idea for your own? Learn more about how you can publish with SAS Press and drop us a line at


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Security Compliance Engineer

Brenna has been with SAS since 2013. Prior to joining SAS, Brenna worked in library sciences, digital media technology, and film archives. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from North Carolina State University, and a PMP from Project Management Institute.

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