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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Home to Subject Matter Expert Who Can Provide Insight into Odds of Winning Record Powerball Jackpot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When it comes to the Powerball Lottery, unlike The Hunger Games, the odds are definitely NOT in your favor.

Despite this fact, the jackpot continues to climb to record amounts – up to around $1.3 billion at last count. And people across South Florida and the nation are standing in line eager to plunk down their hard-earned money for a shot at glory.

For media working on related stories, Nova Southeastern University is home to a Subject Matter Expert who can speak about the astronomical odds (you have a better chance of being struck by a meteor in the next 12 months than winning the Powerball) and other aspects to games of chance and gambling.

Dr. Jason Gershman is the interim chairman of NSU’s Department of Mathematics and is an associate professor of Mathematics and Statistics in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and OceanographyDr. Gershman received his Ph.D. in statistics from Rice University in 2007, and was named NSU’s Teacher of the Year for the 2014-15 school year.  His areas of research include biostatistics, applied probability, statistics in sports, and statistical education, for which he has presented at national conferences and been published in academic journals. 

Dr. Gershman has extensive experience working with the media – he knows what you need for a good story and can deliver for you every time. He has been featured by numerous media outlets in their stories, including, but not limited to: The Sun-Sentinel; The Washington Post; The Vancouver Sun; and the Montreal Gazette. He is also well versed in video/broadcast media interviews as well, being featured by MSNBC.com and Forbes.com as well as on radio for WCMT 1410 AM (Martin, TN), WYLK 94.7 FM (New Orleans, LA), KHXT 107.9 FM (Lafayette, LA), and television for WSVN Fox 7 (Miami, FL), WTVJ NBC 6 (Miami, FL), and WPLG ABC 10 (Miami, FL.)

Dr. Gershman is on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and is available for interviews (in person and via telephone.)

 

 

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the  largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

 

 

January 11, 2016

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