Robert M. Block, Ph.D.

Robert M. Block, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

719.255.3551

Email: rblock@uccs.edu
College of Engineering & Applied Science  http://www.uccs.edu/~eas/

Areas of Current Interest:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial solutions between business and academia
  • STEM development and pedagogy
  • Statistical Analysis & Operations Research
  • Design of Experiments

Experience:

  • Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2013-present
  • Dean of Academics, United States Air Force Academy Prep School, 2011-2013
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy
    • Statistics Division Chair 2010 – 2011, 2008-2009
    • Director of Research 2009-2010
    • Operations Research Division Chair 2006-2007
  • Branch Chief, Operations Research Analyst, Air Force Space Command, Colorado 2003-2006
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, 1998-2000
  • Chief, Financial Analyst, US Air Forces in Europe, 39th Wing, Adana, Turkey, 1996-1998
  • Logistics Operations Research Analyst, Air Force Materiel Command, Dayton, Ohio, 1992-1995
  • US Air Force Officer, 1991-2013

Representative Publications:

  • Block, R. “A Discussion of the Effect of Open-Book and Closed-Book Exams on Student Achievement in an Introductory Statistics Course”, PRIMUS, 22:3, 2012, 228-238.
  • Block, R. “Face to Face Feedback to Spur Reflection and Develop Academic Success”, Mathematica Militaris, April 2010.
  • Block, R. A Discussion of Open-book and Closed-book exams on Student Achievement in an Introductory Probability and Statistics Course. JSM Proceedings, Statistical Education Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. August 2009.
  • Block, R. and Mee, R. “Resolution IV Designs with 128 Runs,” Journal of Quality Technology, 37, 2005, 282-293.
  • Block, R. and Mee, R. “Second Order Saturated Resolution IV Designs,” Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 2, 2003, pp. 96-112.

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