Carl Bodenschatz

Senior Lecturer

1804 Wesley W. Posvar Hall



Before joining the University in 2000, Dr. Bodenschatz served as deputy department head for operations and was a tenured professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his tenure at the academy, he also served as director of research, statistics division chief, and calculus division chief. In addition, he spent a year as an adjunct professor at Colorado Technical University.

Teaching Interests:

Bodenschatz is director of Pitt’s Undergraduate Statistics Program and had developed the minor in applied statistics, the writing-intensive course for statistics majors, and the joint economics-statistics major.


  • PhD, operations research with an emphasis on probability and statistics, University of Texas, 1992
  • MS, operations research (distinguished graduate), Air Force Institute of Technology, 1983
  • BA, mathematics with a minor in statistics, West Virginia University, magna cum laude, 1980


“I served 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. For part of that time, I taught math and statistics courses at the U.S. Air Force Academy. I have done research on the H-function, a very general special function.”

Selected Publications

  • “Analytical and Statistical Consulting for the Armament Directorate,” Published in Mathematica Militaris, the Bulletin of the Mathematical Sciences Departments of the Federal Service Academies, Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 2-5, Spring 1998. (with J.R. Simpson)
  • “Confidence Intervals for Proportions when the Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution is Inappropriate,” Published in the Journal of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation, AFOTEC RP 99-1, Volume 1, Number 1, pages 41-43, June 1997. (with J.H. Rutledge)
  • “Convergence Conditions for the H-Function,” Technical Report Series, ORP 96-05, Graduate Program in Operations Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 1996. (with J.W. Barnes, W.T. Guy, Jr., and I.D. Cook, Jr.)
  • “H-Function Representations of Power Functions and Beta-Type Functions,” Technical Report Series, ORP 96-04, Graduate Program in Operations Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 1996. (with J.W. Barnes and I.D. Cook, Jr.)
  • “H-Functions and Mathematica,” Mathematical Technical Report Series, DFMS TR 96-01, Department of Mathematical Sciences, USAF Academy, CO, January 1996. (with M.J. Artelli)