Prior to joining UNBC, Dr. Pranesh Kumar was teaching Statistics at various institutions namely the Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Transkei (South Africa),Bilkent University (Turkey), University of Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania), University of Rome, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute. Besides teaching, Dr. Kumar provided statistical consulting as well on the statistical design and analysis of research projects and sample survey studies. After earning an MSc and PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, his main areas of interests were teaching applied statistics and survey methodology, and conducting research in sample survey methodology. He has over 50 articles in refereed journals, 3 handbooks on sample survey methodology, sample size determination and SAS applications and 19 research/consultancy reports. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute and the Statistical Society of Canada and is serving as referee of the Journal of Computer and Mathematics Applications, IEEE Computer Society, Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (editorial board member), Indian Journal of Mathematics, National Research Council of South Africa.