Maria Weese

Richard T. Farmer Endowed Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Statistics, 2010
  • M.S. University of Tennessee, Statistics, 2006
  • B.A. Virginia Tech, Chemical Engineering, 2001

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Analytics, Miami University (Aug 2014-present)
  • Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Analytics, Miami University (July 2012-2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems, Miami University (Aug 2010-July 2012)
  • Associate Director of the Institute for Statistical Engineering, Department of Statistics Operations and Management Science, University of Tennessee (2008-Present)
  • Statistical Consultant, Statistical Consulting Center, University of Tennessee (2004-2006)
  • Process Improvement Engineer II, Celanese Acetate (2001-2004)

Recent Publications

  • Ockuly, R.* A., Weese, M.L., Smucker, B.J., Edwards, D.J., Chang, L.** (2017) ``Response Surface Experiments: A Meta-Analysis`` Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems. 164, 64-75.
  • Weese, M. L., Smucker, B. J., Edwards, D. J., (2017) "\A Criteria for Constructing Powerful Supersaturated Designs when Effect Directions are Known". Journal of Quality Technology. 164, 64-57
  • Weese, M.L., Martinez, W.G., Jones-Farmer, L.A. (2016) "On the Selection of the Bandwidth parameter for the k-chart" Quality and Reliability Engineering International doi: 10.1002/qre.2123
  • Campbell, J.T., Weese, M.L., (2016) "Executive Pay as a Mixture: Compositional Models and the Influence of CEO Pay on Firm Performance". Organizational Research Methods 20(1), 95-120.
  • Weese, M.L., Martinez, W.G., Megahed, F.M., Jones-Farmer, L.A., (2015) "œStatistical Learning Methods Applied to Process Monitoring: An Overview and Perspective" Journal of Quality Technology 48(1), 4-27.
  • Weese, M. L., Smucker, B. J., Edwards, D. J., (2015) "Searching for Powerful Supersaturated Designs". Journal of Quality Technology 47(1), 66-84.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017: Nominee for Outstanding Professor
  • 2014: Nominee for Outstanding Professor
  • 2014 Best Presentation Honorable Mention, Joint Statistical Meetings
  • 2013-2014 CELTUA Faculty/Staff Commendation for Teaching
  • 2012-2013 CELTUA Faculty/Staff Commendation for Teaching
  • 2009: Winner of the SPES Joint Statistical Meetings Student Poster Competition for An EDA Approach to the Study of Multivariate Process Data
  • 2009-2010: Haslam College of Business Administration ESPN Scholarship, University of Tennessee

Professional Interests

  • Research: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Statistical Monitoring of data streams


Dr. Maria Weese earned a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and worked for three years as a Process Improvement Engineer for Celanese Acetate before returning to graduate school to pursue graduate studies in Statistics at the University of Tennessee. Maria is an active researcher in the areas of design of statistical experiments and statistical monitoring. As such she has high quality publications in both of those areas. Dr. Weese has been in the Farmer School of Business Miami University since receiving her PhD in 2010 and has taught extensively in the Business Analytics program developing the current Business Analytics Practicum course as well as Statistical Monitoring and Design of Experiments and Introduction to Data Mining.


  • ISA 291
  • A 10:05-11:25 MW FSB 0024
  • ISA 291 B 11:40-1 MW FSB 0024
Maria Weese

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 2-3:30
  • T 10-11:30


* Accessible version of PDF available upon request.