James P. Howard, II Author of Evaluating Organization Development

James P. Howard, II

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

A Mathematician, a Different Kind of Mathematician, and a Statistician


I am a data scientist at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Previously, I worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as an internal consultant on statistical computing. I have also been a consultant to numerous government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Executive Office of the President, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. While an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, I worked in space systems design and telecommunications. I am also a passionate educator, teaching mathematics and statistics at the University of Maryland University College since 2010.


    PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014
    MPA, University of Baltimore, 2008
    BS, University of Maryland, 2002

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    data science, scientific computing, mathematics education, environmental policy

Personal Interests

    In my spare time, I serve Howard County, Maryland, as a member of the Board of Appeals. Prior volunteer experience includes providing economic advice to the Columbia Association, establishing an alumni association for the College Park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, and serving on numerous public and private volunteer advisory boards.




Numerical Analysis in R

Published: Dec 08, 2015

Learning how to do numerical analysis in R at Statistical Programming DC.