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Lendie R. Follett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Dr. Follett is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Drake University. She received her Ph.D in statistics from Iowa State University in 2016. She has a background in statistical consulting and in 2015 received the Dan Mowrey Consulting Excellence Award. Dr. Follett’s favorite projects are often interdisciplinary in nature and involve using data to answer complex research questions and make meaningful inference. Her research interests are in the areas of statistical graphics and Bayesian forecasting models, especially Bayesian VARs. She is particularly interested in stochastic volatility and the use of shrinkage and sparsity priors.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-4158
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 358


  • Ph.D., Statistics, Iowa State University
  • Masters, Statistics, Iowa State University
  • Bachelors, Statistics, Iowa State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian computation and methodology
  • MCMC
  • Time series
  • Generalized linear models
  • Data visualization


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