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Courtney Paulson

Assistant Professor
of Statistics
Phone: (603) 862-3375
Office: UNH Paul College Decisions Sciences, Peter T. Paul College, Durham, NH 03824

Courtney Paulson is an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at the Paul College of Business and Economics. Her research focuses on the usage of statistics and data analysis in business domains, with a particular emphasis on computer algorithms and data scraping. In addition to publications in top journals like the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Dr. Paulson also maintains software packages and collaborates with industry professionals on both academic and company projects. She also served on the editorial board of the INFORMS Transactions on Education journal. In conjunction with her research work, Dr. Paulson teaches the MBA course "Data-Driven Decisions" (for both the full-time and part-time MBA programs) and the undergraduate "Business Stats" course for Paul College.

Prior to joining the faculty of UNH, Dr. Paulson completed her PhD in Business Administration (Statistics) at the University of Southern California before taking a position as an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at the University of Maryland and later the Graduate Program Director for Southern Utah University's Master of Science in Business Analytics program. When she's not at UNH, you can usually find her at home watching sports or, ah, "researching probability" in Las Vegas.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 510: Business Statistics
  • ADMN 950: Data Driven Decisions


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Southern California
  • B.A., Statistics, University of Central Florida

Research Interests

  • Business Statistics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistics Education

Selected Publications

  • Croft, C., Paulson, C., Stokowski, S., Berri, D., & Mondello, M. (2023). The player makes the coach: Exploring player development among Division I basketball coaches. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 18(3), 695-704. doi:10.1177/17479541221146384

  • Paulson, C., Darvin, L., & Berri, D. (2023). Head Coach Gender and Player Performance in NCAA Softball.. J Econ Race Policy, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s41996-023-00121-3

  • Paulson, C., Hindman, L. C., Walker, N. A., & Berri, D. (2022). Firing Discrimination of Coaches in the Most ‘Inclusive’ League?: Evidence from the Women’s National Basketball Association. International Journal of Sport Management, 24(4), 256-265.

  • Lemkin, D. L., Stryckman, B., Klein, J. E., Custer, J. W., Bame, W., Maranda, L., . . . Dezman, Z. D. W. (2020). Integrating a safety smart list into the electronic health record decreases intensive care unit length of stay and cost. Journal of Critical Care, 57, 246-252. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2019.09.016

  • James, G. M., Paulson, C., & Rusmevichientong, P. (2020). Penalized and Constrained Optimization: An Application to High-Dimensional Website Advertising. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 115(529), 107-122. doi:10.1080/01621459.2019.1609970

  • Paulson, C., Luo, L., & James, G. M. (2018). Efficient Large-Scale Internet Media Selection Optimization for Online Display Advertising. Journal of Marketing Research, 55(4), 489-506. doi:10.1509/jmr.15.0307

  • Ozer, G. T., Paulson, C., & Hu, D. (2022, June 7). Time Series Anomaly Detection in the Age of Big Data: Matching Data Generation Processes with Algorithms. In Symposium on Data Science and Statistics (SDSS) by American Statistical Association. Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Paulson, C., Agha, N., Berri, D., & Brook, S. (n.d.). Exploitation in College Sports: No Longer just a “Man’s Game”. Journal of Sports Economics.

  • Paulson, C. (n.d.). Evaluating Mental Health Care from a Natural Language Perspective: How Consistent is Your Teletherapist?. In INFORMS. Indianapolis, IN.