Solomon W. Harrar, Ph. D. (vita)

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Associate Professor of Statistics

Department of Mathematical Sciences (Math Building: #214)

The University of Montana

32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT 59812

Tel: (406)243-5562

Fax: (406)243-2674




  • B. Sc., July 1990 - Statistics Major and Computer Science Minor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • M. Sc., July 1999 - Statistics Major, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

         Ph. D., August 2004 - Statistics (Specializing in Multivariate Analysis), Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403


Multivariate Analysis, Inference under Non-normality, Inference under High-Dimensional Parametric Space, Skew-Elliptical Models, Asymptotic Expansions, Nonparametric Methods, Gene Expression Data Analysis, Clustered Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Public Health Applications of Statistics




Previous Teaching

Other Professional Services


Referee for the Journals:

  • Technometrics, Statistica Sinica, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Metrika, Test, Communication in Statistics: Theory and Methods, Applied Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Applied Mathematics Letters, Journal of Water Resources Management, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences.



  • President of the Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association
  • Vice President of the Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association
  • President of the Statistical Society of Ethiopians in North America (SSENA)
  • Faculty Advisor for the African Student Association of the University of Montana


Professional Associations Memberships

  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics, since 2004.
  • American Statistical Association, since 2006.
  • Statistical Society of Ethiopians in North America, since 2002.
  • Ethiopian Statistical Association, since 1990.

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Last Revised: September 18, 2011.