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

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


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.