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Tonya Balan

Professor of the Practice

Nelson Hall 1145



Ph. D., Statistics, North Carolina State University (1993)


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Department and Affiliations

Department of Business Management

Tonya Etchison Balan is a Professor of Practice teaching Business Analytics in NC State’s Poole College of Management located in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Balan has more than 15 years of experience as a practicing statistician working with customers in such diverse industries as health care, financial services, government, and consumer packaged goods.

For the past 10 years, Balan served as the Director of Analytics Product Management at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. Her team was responsible for providing strategic direction for all aspects of the development and deployment of SAS’ suite of analytics products. As such, Balan consulted with many organizations in order to understand their analytical process and to map those processes to the appropriate statistical software solution.

Dr. Balan previously served as an Assistant Professor of Statistics in NC State’s College of Sciences and also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the MBA Program in the Meredith College School of Business.