JAMES O. FRIEL, Ph.D.
Hydrologic Statistician
Professional Profile
Dr. Friel has over 35 years of experience as a mathematician. He is also a tenured Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton campus, where he taught Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Business Statistics, Calculus I, II, III, Foundations, Modern Algebra, College Algebra, Differential Equations, Real Analysis, Logic and Proof, Fortran Programming, Operations Research, Mathematics for Physical Science Students, Applied Probability Theory (Graduate), Mathematical Modeling, Stochastic Processes, Precalculus, Calculus for the Social and Life Sciences, Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students, Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics, Career Options in Mathematics, Problem Solving for Teachers (Graduate), Algebra for Teachers (Graduate), Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
Education
A.B. Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1962
M.A. Mathematics, Wayne State University, 1964
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of New Mexico, 1972
Memberships
Mathematical Association of America
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
American Association of University Professors
Congress of Faculty Association
 Honor Society for International Scholars
Academic Experience
1982present 

Professor 
19802004 

Chair, Department of Mathematics 
19781982 

Associate Professor 
197377 

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
California State University, Fullerton

197173 

Assistant Professor
Mathematics Program
Southwest Minnesota State College

196770 

Teaching Assistant
Department of Mathematics
University of New Mexico

196467 

Instructor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Adrian College

Professional Services
Moderator, “An Evening with the Experts,” CSUF Math Club Presentation, spring 2003
Judge for Poster Session, Joint AMS/MAA National Meetings, 2001, 2002, 2003
Master of Ceremonies Joint North/South MAA Meeting, San Luis Obispo, October,1995
Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee, MAA, 1994
Member, Awards Committee, MAA, 1993  1995
Governor, MAA, 1992  1995
California State University Entry Level Mathematics Test Development Committee, 1992 – 1995
Chair, Southern California, MAA, 1989  1990
Host, Southern California MAA/SIAM Meeting, spring 1989
1st Vice Chair, Southern California, MAA, 1988  1989
2nd Vice Chair, Southern California, MAA, 1987  1988
Local Arrangements Committee, AMS/MAA National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 1983
Consulting
Marie Linder, CSUF, Department of Chemistry. Testing for statistically significant differences in serum ceruloplasmin and copper concentrations of male lung cancer patients and controls by use of the Wilcoxson rank sum test.
M. Upadhray, Union Oil Research, Brea. A Geometrical interpretation of the mean for a probability distribution.
George Roth, CSUF, Library Computing Systems. Selection of the sample size for a random access book utilization study.
Research Grants and Contracts
1. Project Calculus with M. Bonsangue et al., 1996.
2. A Portable Computer for Classroom Use, 1989  1990.
3. Workshop Program for Excellence in Mathematics, jointly with H. Edwards, 1988  1989.
4. Lottery Proposal for Joint Math and Physics Computer Support Lab, jointly with D. Woolum, J. Feagin and K. Messer, 1988  1989.
5. Lottery Proposal  Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. Funded via funds from the N.S.M. Dean's Office, 1988.
6. Research Assistantship Program, jointly with T. Hromadka, funded through Williamson and Schmid, 19871995
7. ELM Tutorial/Learning Assistance, funded by Chancellor's Office, 1988  1991.
8. Grant Administrator,Applied Master's Projects, 1981 – 2004.
9. An Institute in Applied Mathematics for High School Teachers, Project Director, N.S.F.  PreCollege Teacher Development Program, 1980  1981.
10. Summer Program in Mathematics with Computer Programming for High Ability High School Students, N.S.F.  Student Science Training Program, Instructor, 1978.
11. Four Lottery Proposals for Distinguished Lecturers to the Department of Mathematics, CSUF.
12. ELM Trust Fund Monies  awarded for three consecutive years.
Publications
1. "What If  A Case In Point," jointly with G. Gannon, Mathematics Teacher, April 1995 Vol. 88 No. 4, pp. 320322.
2. "A Modern Fairy Tale," Dean of N.S.M. newsletter (written at the Dean's request), 1988.
3. The Growth of Administrative Problems, UMAP Journal, Su 1987, Vol. 8, No. 2.
4. Contribution to article on family planning in Mathematical Spectrum, A probabilistic approach, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1985/86.
5. An Elementary Proof of a Famous Counting Problem, Twoyear College Mathematics Readings, Mathematical Association of America Press (M.A.A.), Dec. 1981.
6. A Convergence Rate for Adaptive Prediction of Time Series Using a Modified Conjugate Direction Method, Sankhya, The India Journal of Statistics Series A, Vol. 40, Part 1, 1978.
7. Adaptive Prediction of Stationary Time Series by Modified Conjugate Direction Methods, Communications in Statistics, 4(1), 1975.
