"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

Professor of Statistics
Colorado State University

Office: 217 Statistics Building
Phone: 970-491-5721
Fax: (970) 491-7895

Department of Statistics
Colorado State Universiy
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1877

Tom Boardman


Who is Dr. Boardman?

Hello! My name is Thomas (Tom) J. Boardman and I am Professor of Statistics at Colorado State University. I joined the faculty at CSU as a new assistant professor immediately after completing my Ph.D. in Applied and Mathematical Statistics at Rutgers University in 1968. Rutgers is the seventh oldest (1766) university in the U.S. and is The State University of New Jersey. My wife, Eileen Clement Boardman, and I were particularly pleased to leave Central Jersey for the plains of Colorado.

My dissertation topic had to do with estimation in life testing experiments with multiple causes of failure. Several publications resulted and several student research efforts have built upon my work, most notably in the field of reliability assessment. To foster the understanding of Deming's philosophy Professor Rick Edgeman and I created the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement and we both served as co-directors.  Although my interest in Quality and Productivity continues, our center no longer is functioning.

I hope you will enjoy learning more about my interests by traveling around my homepage. If I can answer any specific questions, please contact me.

Educational Background & Work Experience

Degree Granting Institution Date
B.A. Bucknell University (Mathematics) 1964
M.S. Rutgers University (Statistics) 1966
Ph.D. Rutgers University (Statistics) 1968

Detailed Background on Educational Experience

Undergraduate Experience
Graduate Experience
Work History


ST310: Data Analysis & Database Management Tools
ST472: Statistical Consulting
ST511: Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Researchers
ST515: Statistical Science and Process Improvement
ST586: Practicum - Consulting Techniques

STATS at CSU 1995

Summer Workshops for Mathematicians Who Teach Statistics

Boardman's Interests in Statistics

My consulting and research interest have focused mainly on these areas:

Statistic Science and Quality Improvement
Statistical Graphics and Computing
Reliability Assessment
Biological Research
Other Subjects

Professional Associations and Honors

American Statistical Association (Candidate for Vice President 2003, Fellow, Board Member 1989-90, 1992-93, 2003-05)
Quality & Productivity Section of ASA (Chair 1999)
Baldrige National Quality Award (Reviewer 1988)
Biometric Society(WNAR President 1981, Council 1982-85)
American Society for Quality (Fellow)
W. Edwards Deming Metal Award from ASQ (1998)
Ellis Ott Award from ASQ (1997)
International Association for Statistical Computing IASC (Council 1983-87)
International Statistical Institute - Elected Member
Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honorary)
Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary)
Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary)
Mu Sigma Rho (Statistics Honorary, National Vice-President; 1979-82)
American Association of the Advancement of Science AAAS - Committee on Biological Sciences( 1981-87, 89-)
Institute of Mathematical Statistics