Dr. Melissa Sovak

Associate Professor


Department of Math, Computer Science and Information Systems

Biography

Dr. Melissa Sovak is a former market research analyst. She earned a Master of Science and her Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Computational Mathematics from Duquesne University. Dr. Sovak also taught at both those schools and her research interests are statistics education and teaching methodology.  She is extensively published on topics such as statistical reasoning and color models for image decomposition.

Publications/Research Interests

  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) Data Analysis Tool (DAT) Instructions for tables, TI-83/84, TI-Nspire, Excel, JMP, Minitab, SPSS and R for MindTap Adapt for Introductory Statistics, 1e. Cengage Learning
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) Excel 2016 Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) JMP 12 Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) MINITAB 17 Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) SPSS 21 Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) TITM Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2018) Complete Solutions Manual for Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2018) Student Solutions Manual for Understandable Statistics 12e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) Excel 2010 Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) JMP 11 Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) MINITAB 17 Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) R Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) SPSS 21 Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (2017) TI TM Modularized Tech Guide. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa (05-04-2016) Engaging Online Master's Students: PSMs in the Digital World. Pearson's Teaching & Learning blog.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) Excel 2010 Technology Manual to Accompany Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) JMP 11 Technology Manual to Accompany Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) MINITAB 17 Technology Manual to Accompany Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) SPSS 21 Technology Manual to Accompany Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) TITM Technology Manual to Accompany Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) Excel 2010 Technology Manual to Accompany Understanding Basic Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) JMP 11 Technology Manual to Accompany Understanding Basic Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) MINITAB 17 Technology Manual to Accompany Understanding Basic Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) SPSS 21 Technology Manual to Accompany Understanding Basic Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) TITM Technology Manual to Accompany Understanding Basic Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2016) JMP 11 Technology Manual to Accompany Understandable Statistics. Cengage Learning.
  •  Sovak, Melissa. (2015) Complete Solutions Manual for Understanding Basic Statistics 7e. Cengage Learning.
  • Sovak, Melissa. (2015) Student Solutions Manual for Understanding Basic Statistics 7e. Cengage Learning.

Certifications

  • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Big Data Professional Using SAS 9 
  • B.S.: Mathematics, Carlow University
  • B.S.: Accounting, minor in Business Management, Carlow University
  • M.S.: Computational Mathematics, Duquesne University
  • M.S.: Statistics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D.: Statistics, University of Pittsburgh

Email: sovak@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4132

Office: Eberly Hall 317