Mike Adams served as Professor of Applied Statistics at The University of Alabama, where he was a faculty member for over 25 years. His primary interests are in the areas of business analytics, statistical quality control and statistical education. His research appears in such journals as Technometrics, Journal of Quality Technology, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, and Quality Engineering, and he has contributed to reference texts such as the Handbook of Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, The Encyclopedia of Quality and Reliability and The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. In addition to publishing research, Adams collaborates on corporate projects. He has had the pleasure of working with organizations such as NASA, Mercedes-Benz USA, U.S. Pipe and Steel, U.S. Veterans Administration, Walmart and AT&T, among others. He is involved with statistical education initiatives, including the Alabama Quantitative Literacy Program (activity-based statistics lessons for K-12 teachers), the development of distance learning courses, and study abroad programs in China. In 2013, two student teams under his direction received honors at the SAS Analytics Shootout national data mining competition. One team took first place and the other received an honorable mention (top 6 team). Adams has a PhD in statistics from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, a Master of Science in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Louisiana – Monroe.