Analyze data, especially messy and problem data
Analyze satellite imagery
Use reports, maps and graphics to communicate information to non-technical users
SAS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, HTML
Web Site Creator/Manager: 2000 - present
Create and manage a web site:
for satellite monitoring of weather and crop conditions in Africa
Adjunct Instructor: 2012 - present
Teaching adult education courses in mathematics and science
Adjunct Instructor: 2008 - present
Teaching adult education courses in mathematics, science, technical writing and introductory MS Office
Research Associate: 1995 - 2000
Track African weather and crop conditions using satellite imagery, ground station data and field reports
Create maps and graphics for USAID web site
Supervise employees in Chad and Niger, West Africa
Write articles on deadline for a monthly publication
Present information to non-technical groups
Teach non-technical staff how to analyze and present data
Develop a computer model for the impacts of weather
Investigate the impacts of El Niņo/La Niņa on weather
Investigate climate change
Forecast regional climate
Agroclimatologist: 1990 - 1995
Forecast worldwide cocoa availability
Forecast worldwide cocoa demand and chocolate production.
Manage personnel and offices in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa
Design and maintain a PC-based commodities information system
Write on deadline a weekly Situation Summary Report
Present information to non-technical staff
Senior Statistician: 1984 - 1990
Develop a computer model estimating the impacts of weather on cocoa production
Assess the global cocoa crop using satellite imagery
Design and implement farm research projects in Belize, Central America
Analyze data for Research and Development Group projects
Analyze sensory research data
Research Associate: 1981 - 1984
Develop and assess computer models estimating the impact of weather on:
Present information to technical groups
Visiting Instructor: 1979 - 1980
Teach two undergraduate statistics courses
Create a statistics laboratory for students
Soyphen: Soybean Growth Stages Modeled from Temperature, Daylength, and Water Availability. Tom Hodges and Vikki French. Agronomy Journal, vol. 77, May-June 1985, pp. 500-505.
Comparison of Crop Phenology Models. Vikki French and Tom Hodges. Agronomy Journal, vol. 77, January-February 1985, pp. 170-171.
Estimating Solar Radiation for Plant Simulation Models. Tom Hodges, Vikki French and Sharon LeDuc. Johnson Space Center Report #YM-15-00403 JSC-20239, January 1985.
Subjective Judgment Analysis of Maya Pottery. Vikki French. Katunob: Occasional Publications in Mesoamerican Anthropology, no. 27, 1983.
Attribute Analysis of Maya Pottery. Vikki French. Katunob: Newsletter-Bulletin on Mesoamerican Anthropology, vol. XI, no. 1, March 1979.
Ph.D. Statistics and Research Methods
M.S. Research and Statistical Methodology