Margaret Mikula

Lecturer III
Margaret Mikula
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Mathematics and Statistics
2092 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Applied Statistics, Mathematics

Biography and Education

I worked as a statistician at General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company. My experience is in manufacturing, product engineering, validation and reliability, and global quality where I utilized statistical techniques such as Design of Experiments, Statistical Modeling, Reliability, and Quality Control. 

I received a B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and two masters, M.A. in Pure Mathematics and M.S. in Applied Statistics, at Western Michigan University. I was hired as a summer intern at GM and learned how to apply statistics to industry applications. It was my fortune to work with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Gipsie Ranney.  I learned about systems thinking, psychology, variation, and theory of knowledge (System of Profound Knowledge) 

I enjoy teaching. I like the creativity of finding ways to explain mathematics and statistics, so that, students will gain a passion for this very important subject. 

Education

M.S. in Applied Statistics, Western Michigan University

M.A. in Pure Mathematics, Western Michigan University

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Awards and Recognition

Charles PD Management Achievement Award: Ford Motor Company, 2008

H. Butler Teaching Excellence Award: Western Michigan University, 1991