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Tonya Balan

NC State Executive Education Faculty

Nelson Hall NA


Tonya Etchison Balan is an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Business at Wake Forest University. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Balan has extensive experience as a practicing statistician working with customers in such diverse industries as health care, retail, financial services, government, and consumer packaged goods. Prior to joining Wake Forest, Balan was on the faculty of NC State University’s Poole College of Management. She also spent 10 years as Director of Analytics Product Management at SAS Institute where her team was responsible for providing strategic direction for all aspects of the development and deployment of SAS’ suite of analytics products.


BS 1988, Mathematics; Ph.D. 1993, Statistics, North Carolina State University