A. R. Lipscomb

Dr. Aquila


  • Ph.D. in Biometry, Medical University of South Carolina
  • MS in Biostatistics, University of Massachusetts
  • MA in Community Health, San Jose State University


  • American Statistical Association
  • American Statistician
  • American Public Health Association
  • Biometrics
  • ENAR
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • American Statistical Association
  • American Statistician
  • American Public Health Association
  • Biometrics
  • Chance
  • ENAR
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • The American Statistician


Professional Experience

The Citadel, Charleston, SC 1988 - Present

Draws upon extensive knowledge of statistics in various environments to instruct students at all levels. Creates curriculum and delivers courses on elementary statistics; mathematical statistics/probability; beginning course in finite mathematics for students in business, economics, management, and social life sciences; calculus for students in managerial, life, and social sciences; and principles of public health.

Key highlights

· Creates an environment of learning for students, drawing upon real-world examples to engage and enhance learning.

· Led the analysis of data collected by clinical investigators studying the effects of lead paint poisoning on African-American preschool-aged children in Charleston, South Carolina.

SOS (Non-profit Tutorial Organization), Charleston, SC 1988 - Present


Established this organization to improve the lives of students living in the Charleston’s Tri-county area by offering free tutorial services. Mentors students at all grade levels, including grade school, junior and senior high school, community college, and college. Delivers tutorials in subjects including elementary statistics, beginning/intermediate algebra, AP statistics, applied probability, mathematical studies, survival analysis, and introduction to public health.

Senior Biostatistician - Fidia Pharmaceutical Corporation (1986 – 1988)

Delivered statistical input of study protocols and produced final statistical project reports analyzing clinical data on comparative studies of ganglioside (Cronassial) in progressive diseases of the peripheral nervous system.

Research Scientist – Bristol Myers (1985 – 1986)

Collaborated with research physicians and clinical monitors on clinical research studies, directing the statistical functions including statistical design evaluation, statistical analyses technique selection/execution, results analysis, and final project report writing. 

Biostatistician – Ross Laboratories (1983 – 1985)

Enhanced the work of research physicians and clinical research associates by producing statistical support including the analysis and preparation of statistical data reports of results from clinical trials on infant nutritional products.

Assistant Professor – Hampton Institute (1982 – 1983)

Instructed undergraduate students on elementary statistics, probability, and college algebra.

Biostatistician I – The Upjohn Company (1979 – 1982)

Incorporated physiological considerations with mathematical assumptions in the development of statistical techniques to support kidney transplant data.

Research Associate – Health Care Management Systems (1977 – 1978)

Statistically evaluated the costs/quality of healthcare for Medicare and Medicaid patients in five Professional Standard Review Organizations (PSRO) demonstration projects, working in close collaboration with patients and providers to review cost/resource data.

Health Plan Analyst – Kaiser Permanente Foundations (1976 – 1978)

Designed and implemented statistical techniques for use in an Episode Analysis Project (EPA).


Aquila R. Lipscomb, Ph.D.

Charleston, South Carolina • 843-953-5827

Well-qualified, with more than two decades of experience providing instruction in mathematical statistics and probability. Additional experience leading statistical aspects of clinical research studies, including statistical design evaluation projects, and composing reports. Communicates effectively with all levels of staff, including research physicians and research associates. Serves as tutor for a local charter school and through the non-profit group SOS, and as an AP Reader in Statistics.

Key Strengths

Biostatistics Clinical Data Analysis Consulting Strategic Evaluation Development

Project Management Reporting Survival Analyses Techniques Statistical Design Evaluation

American Public Health Association