John Draper

John Draper

John Draper

Assistant Professor of Clinical Operations and Business Analytics


620 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1144

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Areas of Expertise

  • Business Analytics
  • Sports Analytics
  • Data Science/Statistical Computing
  • Executive Education
  • Six Sigma methodology


  • Ph.D., Statistics, The Ohio State University (2012)
  • Master's Degree, The Ohio State University, Statistics (2005)
  • Bachelor's Degree, Florida State University, Mathematics and Statistics (2003)

John Draper is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Operations and Business Analytics in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He has a PhD and MS in statistics from Ohio State as well as BS degrees in mathematics and statistics from Florida State University.  His extensive experience in education at Ohio State includes courses statistical theory, business analytics, engineering, operations, six sigma, statistical computing/datascience, and sports analytics at both the graduate and undergraduate level as well as biostatistics courses for graduate-level students in the College of Public Health and Dentistry.  He currently serves as the Co-academic Director of the Specialized Masters of Business Analytics and the Academic Director of the Executive Education Master Black Belt.

His professional experiences include roles as a statistical consultant as well as positions at Battelle Memorial Institute as well as developing educational resources for Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill. Draper is a member of the American Statistical Association and the recipient of the Thomas E. and Jean D. Powers Award for Outstanding Teaching Associate. In 2021, he received the Bostic-Georges Faculty Pace-Setters Award for contributions to assist with the transition to online learning.

Draper is a proud alum of The Ohio State University Marching Band (2003-07) and the Florida State University Marching Chiefs (1999-2003). He has also worked closely with the OSUMB in halftime show design since 2006.