Dr. Rong Zheng completed her Ph.D. degree at the University of Alabama in 2017. Her degree is in Applied Statistics, with concentration on data classification and model-based clustering, statistical quality control and nonparametric statistics. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Henan University, China, in 2012. Her tenure-track faculty position with Western Illinois University (WIU) started in 2017. She teaches R Programming, SAS Programming, Categorical Data Analysis, Business Statistics, Applied Time-series Forecasting, and Applied Regression Analysis at WIU.