College of Health, Human Services & Science
Biography"I’ve found that, to be effective, I needed to communicate with my colleagues in their language – not mine."
Dr. James A. Koziol is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He completed his studies at University of Chicago. Degrees he earned there include a Doctorate and a Master of Science in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Dr. Koziol has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology at schools such as University of British Columbia, University of California-San Diego, and The Scripps Research Institute, where he was head of the Division of Biomathematics. He says, “In my career, I’ve done much statistical consulting with non-statisticians. I’ve found that, to be effective, I needed to communicate with my colleagues in their language – not mine. These lessons carry over to teaching. In my Ashford courses, I don’t expect students to be proficient in biostatistics or epidemiology. My task is to explain to them fundamental concepts on a level they will grasp, but more importantly, try to convey to them an appreciation of biostatistics and epidemiology so they will be able to think and evaluate critically as quantitative scientists.” Dr. Koziol lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and son. In his spare time, he enjoys working on old cars, playing the guitar, and volunteering as a recreational soccer coach.