Marija Norušis earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. She was SPSS's first professional statistician. McGraw-Hill published her first book, The SPSS Introductory Guide. Since then she has written numerous volumes of highly acclaimed SPSS documentation and textbooks that demystify statistics and SPSS. Dr. Norušis has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College, teaching statistics to diverse audiences. When not working on IBM SPSS guides, Marija analyzes real data as a statistical consultant.
For those whose Lithuanian is rusty:
"Marija" is pronounced "Maria," not "Mar-eye-ja."
"Norušis" is pronounced "Norooshis," not "Neurosis."