Penelope Pooler Eisenbies

Professor of Finance Practice (Statistics)
Penelope Pooler is a professor of statistics, analytics, and data science. Before joining the Whitman faculty, she worked as a senior scientist at Integral Consulting, Inc. She also worked as a senior statistician at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and spent many years working for the National Park Service and the U.S.G.S. on long term monitoring questions associated with climate change. She has also consulted with numerous clients in need of statistical and quantitative solutions to business challenges and data questions.

Professor Pooler earned her B.F.A. in economics and metalsmithing from Syracuse University, an MS. in statistics from Oregon State University, and her Ph.D. in statistics from Virginia Tech.

She has more than 20 years of professional and post-graduate education, applied research, consulting and teaching experience in private sector, academic, and government settings. I also have specialized teaching and communication skills and extensive collaborative experience.
Ph.D., Statistics, Virginia Tech M.S., Statistics, Oregon State University B.A., Economics/metalsmithing, Syracuse University
Statistics, Analytics, Data Science,
Statistical modeling, Data Science, Risk Analysis, Environmental Statistics, Public Health Statistics


  • Incremental Sampling Methodology: Applications for Background Screening Assessments

    2018 Risk Analysis,38,1,194-209, Goodrum, P., Crumbling, D., Stuchal, L., Roberts, S.

  • Change in Yield Between First and Second Rotations in Willow (Salix spp.) Biomass Crops is Strongly Related to the Level of First Rotation Yield

    2016 Bioenergy Research,9,1,270-287, Sleight, N., Volk, T., Johnson, G., Eisenbies, M., Shi, S., Fabio, E.

  • Competing for Space: Factors That Lead to Sponge Overgrowth When Interacting with Octocoral

    2015 Open Journal of Marine Science,5,1,64-80, Mclean, E., Rützler, K.

  • Estuarine water quality in parks of the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network: Vital signs estuarine nutrient-enrichment monitoring

    2015 208 , Caldwell, J., Nixon, M., Neckles, H.

  • Factors That Drive Restoration of Nekton Communities in Impaired Salt Marshes of Northeastern North America

    2014 Estuaries and Coasts,38,4,1304-1316,

  • Impacts of plant invasions can be reversed through restoration: A regional meta-analysis of faunal communities

    2013 Biological Invasions,15,8,1725-1737,

  • Integrating Scales of Seagrass Monitoring to Meet Conservation Needs

    2012 Estuaries and Coasts,35,1,23-46, Peterson, B., Pooler, P.,

  • Assessing Long-Term Population Trends of Wood Frogs Using Egg-Mass Counts

    2011 Journal of Herpetology,45,1,23-27, Raithel, C., Paton, P., Golet, F.

  • Calibrating access-tube time domain reflectometry soil water measurements in deep heterogeneous soils

    2008 Soil Science Society of America Journal,72,4,917-930, Pooler, P., Rimstidt, J.,

  • Evaluating ecological indicators: Lakes in the Northeastern United States

    2006 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,119,1-3,83-96,

  • Optimal sampling design for estimating spatial distribution and abundance of a freshwater mussel population

    2005 Journal of the North American Benthological Society,24,3,525-537,

  • Ammonium perchlorate effects on thyroid function and growth in bobwhite quail chicks

    2004 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,23,4,997-1003, Pooler, P.,

  • Assessment of sampling methods to estimate horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus L.) egg density in Delaware Bay

    2003 Fishery Bulletin,101,3,698-703, Loveland, R., Botton, M., Michels, S.,

  • Spatial and temporal distribution of horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) spawning in Delaware Bay: Implications for monitoring

    2002 Estuaries and Coasts,25,1,115-125, Swan, B., Michels, S., Hall, W., Himchak, P., Millard, M.,

  • Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) reproductive activity on Delaware Bay beaches: Interactions with beach characteristics

    2002 Journal of Coastal Research,18,4,730-740, Loveland, R., Botton, M., Michels, S., Weber, R., Carter, D.,

  • Effects of whirling disease on selected hematological parameters in rainbow trout

    2001 Journal of Wildlife Diseases,37,2,375-378, Waldrop, T., Pooler, P.,

  • A comparison of susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis among strains of rainbow trout and steelhead in field and laboratory trials

    2001 Journal of Aquatic Animal Health,13,3,220-227, Cartwright, D., Schill, W., Schachte, J., Petrie, C., Batur, M., Waldrop, T., Mack, A., Pooler, P.,

  • Jan 01, 2004

    Received - Outstanding Graduate Student Consultant Award

    Virginia Tech
  • Jan 01, 2004

    Received - Klaus Hinkelmann Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award

    Virginia Tech
  • Jan 01, 1997

    Received - Ruth Kruger Fellowship for Graduate Study

    Oregon State University