Shenyang Guo earned BA and MA in economics from Fudan University, and a PhD in sociology from University of Michigan. Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis, he served on faculty at Case Western Reserve University, University of Tennessee, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was Wallace H. Kuralt, Sr. Distinguished Professor at UNC. He has expertise in applying advanced statistical models to solving social welfare problems and has taught graduate courses that address propensity score analysis, survival analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, growth curve modeling, and program evaluation. He has given many invited workshops on statistical methods to NIH Summer Institute, Children’s Bureau, the Society of Social Work and Research conferences, and Statistical Horizon. For the past ten years, he taught statistical courses in Summer Schools in various universities in China, including Peking University, Fudan University, Renmin University of China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and more. He has published more than 70 articles on peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board of Social Service Review and Journal of Society of Social Work and Research, and a frequent guest reviewer for journals seeking a critique of advanced methodological analyses.