Breidt, associate chair in the Department of Statistics, specializes in statistical inference in finite population sampling and natural resources monitoring; his specific emphasis is on survey sampling, time series and uncertainty quantification. Breidt is the associate editor for the Journal of Forecasting, Environmental and Ecological Statistics.
Breidt is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute, and a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. In 2004 he was recognized with the American Statistical Association Distinguished Achievement Award.
Breidt received his B.A. in mathematics and English literature from the College of Idaho in 1987. He then studied statistics at Colorado State, earning his M.S. in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1991.