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EGSC professor receives doctoral degree from GSU

Jing Kersey, Associate Professor in Mathematics at East Georgia State College, received her DrPH (Doctor of Public Health) in Biostatistics from Georgia Southern University (GSU) in July 2020. Dr. Kersey joined the Department of Mathematics at East Georgia State College in 2010 as an instructor after earning her master’s degree in Statistics from GSU. At EGSC, she teaches College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, and Calculus II and III. She is also an eCore instructor teaching Elementary Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning. Dr. Kersey received the Distinguished Faculty Award in both 2015 and 2019.

“Dr. Kersey is valuable member of the Mathematics Department and the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. She is an excellent teacher and colleague. I am very proud of her accomplishment,” said Dr. David Chevalier, Interim Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at EGSC.

Besides teaching, Dr. Kersey is actively involved in research on the statistical evaluation of diagnostic tests. She has co-authored a few journal articles and two book chapters in this area. Developing open educational resources (OER) in college-level statistics and mathematics is one of her commitments. She is the Editor-in-Chief and contributor of the OER textbook Healthcare Economics.

“Dr. Kersey’s contribution to the EGSC community has been outstanding to say the least,” said EGSC Mathematics Department Chair Dr. Da’Mon Andrews. “The reception of her DrPH will only strengthen her service to our students, community, and provide an additional depth of expertise to the EGSC faculty. My colleagues and I extend our congratulations to Dr. Kersey on this great accomplishment.”

Dr. Kersey is a proud member of the Georgia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (GMATYC), American Statistical Association (ASA), International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region (ENAR), and Public Health Students Association (PHSA).

Despite her busy schedules, Dr. Kersey enjoys life with her husband, two young daughters, and three dogs in Statesboro. She likes gardening, cooking, and reading.

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