Ryan Thurman

Ryan Thurman

Room: CIS 2045B

Ryan Thurman is an instructor with the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department, joining the full-time faculty in August 2019. He is a recent doctoral graduate of USF (spring 2019) and has served as the statistical consultant for the Muma College of Business’ Doctor of Business Administration program since 2017.

In 2018, Thurman consulted with various organizations and projects, including some for fellow DBA candidates. He was named USF NSF I-Corp Entrepreneurial Program Fellow in 2016-17 and received the Brumback Award for best paper representation in 2015 at the ASA Florida chapter meeting in Tampa.

He earned a PhD in mathematics with a concentration in statistics, a master’s degree in mathematics and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from USF.


  • P. Chapman, C. Elnitsky, B. Pitts, C. Figley, R. M. Thurman, & B. Unwin, (2014), “Mental Health, Help-Seeking, and Stigma and Barriers to Care among 3- and 12-Month Post-Deployed and Never Deployed U.S. Army Combat Medics,” Military Medicine, 179(8), 55-62.
  • P. Chapman, C. Elnitsky, R. M. Thurman, B. Pitts, C. Figley, & B. Unwin, (2014), “Posttraumatic Stress, Depression, Stigma and Barriers to Care Among U.S. Army Healthcare Providers,” Traumatology: An International Journal, 20(1), 19-23.
  • R. M. Thurman and G. S. Ladde, (2013), “An Epidemiological Growth Model: Derivation, Properties, and Parameter Estimation,” Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, 21, 543-552.
  • P. Chapman, C. Elnitsky, Thurman, R. M., A. Spehar, & K. Siddharthan, (2013), “Exploring Combat-Related Loss and Behavioral Health among OEF/OIF Veterans With Chronic PTSD,” Traumatology: An International Journal, 19(2), 154-157.
  • C. Elnitsky, P. Chapman, Thurman, R. M., B. Pitts, C. Figley, & B. Unwin, (2013), “Gender Differences in Combat Medic Mental Health Services, Barriers, and Stigma,” Military Medicine, 178(7), 775-784.
  • P. Chapman, D. Cabrera, C. Varela-Mayer, M. Baker, C. Elnitsky, C. Figley, Thurman, R. M., C. Lin, & P. Mayer, (2012), “Training, Deployment Preparation, and Combat Experiences of Deployed Health Care Personnel: Key Findings from U.S. Army Combat Medics Deployed with Line Units,” Military Medicine, 177(3), 270-277.


  • Faculty adviser, Improv@USF, 2016-17
  • Member, USF Computer Committee, 2015-16
  • President, Statistics Club at USF, 2014-17; vice president, 2013
  • Member, Psi Chi, USF chapter