This website supports the courses of Dr. John Rasp, Associate Professor in the
School of Business Administration at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
I am teaching six classes during the Fall Semester of 2014.
- Four sections of STAT 201, "Introduction to Business
Statistics." This is a half-unit course that introduces foundational statistical concepts. It is required
of all business majors. It is intended to prepare student to take the main business statistics course
(STAT 301). More importantly, it is intended to build quantitative literacy and quantitative competency.
- One section of STAT 440, "Forecasting." This
course is part of the Applied Statistics minor. It statistical tools useful
for modeling data and making predictions. Primary focus is regression modeling, but some time is also
devoted to non-quantitative forecasting techniques, Box-Jenkins time series analysis, and spreadsheet
- One section of HONR 202, "Honors Tutorial."
Tutorials are small, multidisciplinary, student-initiated, half-unit courses in the university
This particular tutorial is on Chess — not only the strategies and tactics of the game, but also
its history and cultural impact.
My office hours during the Spring Semester are:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
I hold my scheduled office hours in the first-floor lobby of the Lynn Business Center.
Appointments are not needed or accepted during these times — just drop by. Feel free to join in
the discussion if others are already there. I am also available in my "official" office
(526A in LBC) during much of the rest of the day. If office hours are not convenient, I am willing
to schedule appointments as needed.