Julian Parris is an Academic Ambassador with JMP, a business unit of SAS specializing in desktop software for dynamic data visualization and analysis. As a principal technical advocate for the use of JMP in academic settings, Parris supports professors and instructors who use JMP for teaching and research.
Before joining JMP, Parris was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he used JMP to teach introductory and intermediate statistics and research methods to students in the social sciences. He holds a master’s degree and PhD in Experimental Psychology from UCSD, where he studied various aspects of human behavior as they relate to interactions with computers. His primary dissertation work investigated the persuasiveness of different graphical representations of data. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA.