Dr. Harshaw holds a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of South Carolina, an M.S. in mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics from Clemson University, and a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from fellow SCICU member institution Newberry College.
Harshaw currently serves in the PC Faculty Senate and a number of other campus committees. He chaired Presbyterian’s department of mathematics for eight years. Dr. Harshaw’s other previous chair leadership positions include the senior faculty council and faculty status committee.
Courses in statistics, discrete and continuous probability theory, and multivariate calculus are prominent in Dr. Harshaw’s teaching load. He routinely collaborates with students on research opportunities using both contemporary and traditional techniques. His many projects with students include topics as varied as using bootstrap approaches to model exposure to injury risk in professional bull riding, measuring consequences of bat specification changes in collegiate baseball, and modeling competitive balance in motorsports. Dr. Harshaw’s current ongoing projects address measures of repeatability in clinical trials, model consumer behavior at drink machines located in fast food restaurants, and optimize batting orders in collegiate and high school softball and baseball.
Dr. Harshaw is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and currently serves as program chair for the upcoming Southeastern INFORMS 2020 Conference. He also holds professional membership in the Decision Sciences Institute.