Paul Allison is Prof. of Sociology at the U. of Pennsylvania where he teaches graduate courses in methods and statistics. He is also president of Statistical Horizons LLC, which offers short seminars on a variety of statistical methods.
After completing his Ph.D. in sociology at the U. of Wisconsin, he did postdoctoral study in statistics at the U. of Chicago and the U. of Pennsylvania. He has published 8 books and more than 60 articles on topics that include linear regression, log-linear analysis, logistic regression, structural equation models, inequality measures, missing data, and survival analysis.
His research focuses on the analysis of longitudinal data, especially with determining the causes and consequences of events, and on methods for handling missing data.
A former Guggenheim Fellow, Allison received the 2001 Lazarsfeld Award for distinguished contributions to sociological methodology. In 2010 he was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.