David Zeitler, Associate Professor
Grand Valley State University
Statistics Department
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

Office: A-1-108 Mackinac
Phone: 616-331-2825
Email: zeitlerd@gvsu.edu



Ph.D., Statistics, Western Michigan University, 2001.

M.S., Applied Statistics, Western Michigan University, 1988.

M.S., Systems Science/Operations Research, Michigan State University, 1983.

B.S., Statistics, Michigan State University, 1978.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Grand Valley State University. (August 2009 - Present).

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Grand Valley State University. (August 2004 - August 2009).

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Grand Valley State University. (August 2003 - August 2004).

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Statistics, Grand Valley State University. (January 2003 – April 2003).


Owner, Foundation Stochastics, LLC. (January 2014 - Present).

Consultant - AGV Systems Development, Savant Automation, Inc. (June 2005 - December 2014).

Consultant AGV Systems and Control Development, Siemens Logistics and Automation. (June 2004 - June 2005).

Principle Engineer, Controls Department, Siemens Dematic. (October 1998 - April 2004).

Senior Technical Engineer, Integrated Systems Group, Siemens Dematic. (October 1994 - October 1998).

Group Staff Engineer, Analysis and Simulation Department, Smiths Industries. (1988 - 1994).

Section Manager, Software Verification and Validation, Smiths Industries. (1985 - 1988).

Senior Engineer, Lear Siegler Avionics Systems. (1981 - 1985).

Statistical Programer, Computer Laboratory, Michigan State University. (1979 - 1981).

American Statistical Association.

Big Data and Hadoop Users Group of West Michigan. (January 2015 - Present).

Co-organizer, West Michigan R Users Group. (December 2015 – Present).

Curriculum Vitae

Current CV

Current Community Service Activity

Big Data Ignite Program Committee Chair

West Michigan R Users Group Co-Organizer (2015-Present).

Science Olympiad coach for Caledonia Community Schools (2002-Present).

Research and Development

Dr. Zeitler is currently working on the following:

  • Exploring Statistical Machine Learning 

  • Data Analysis for the GVSU Biomechanics Lab and related research projects 

  • Autonomous Guided Vehicle systems and software 


*STA 215, Intro Applied Statistics

STA 216, Intermediate Applied Statistics

STA 220, Statistical Modeling for EGR

STA 313, Prob and Stochastic Proc

STA 314, Statistical Quality Methods

STA 418/518, Computing and Graphics with R

STA 421, Bayesian Data Analysis

STA 426/526, Multivariate Data Analysis

STA 526, Multivariate Data Analysis

STA 610, Appl Stats for Health Prof

*STA 610, Appl Stats for Health Prof (using R)

*STA 615, Design of Experiments for Egrs

STA 622, Stats Methods for Biologists

* Current semester.


Numerous independent studies, graduate and undergraduate projects as well as serving on many masters thesis committees from Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering.


Course websites: http://moodle.stat.gvsu.edu