Academic. Data lover. Statistics enthusiast.
I am a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Quantitative Methods in Education program within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. I currently teach undergaraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics and train and supervise graduate students in statistics education. In a previous life I taught mathematics and A.P. Statistics at ROCORI High School in Cold Spring, MN.
My scholarship focuses on statistics education. I have authored/co-authored several papers and book chapters related to statistics education, and have been a co-PI on many NSF-funded statistics education research projects. Additionally, I have co-authored two textbooks that serve as an introduction to modern statistical and computational methods for students in the educational and behavioral sciences. I currently serve as co-editor of the journal Technology Innovations in Statistics Education and as a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE).
PhD in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods in Education, 2006
University of Minnesota
BS in Mathematics Education, 1998
St. Cloud State University
Evaluation and Assessment of Teaching and Learning About Statistics (e-ATLAS) was an NSF-funded project from 2011–2013 that developed high-quality instruments to help evaluate the effectiveness of past and on-going efforts to reform the teaching and learning of introductory statistics at the tertiary level (DUE-1044812 & 1043141).
Adapting and Implementing Innovative Material in Statistics (AIMS) was an NSF-funded project from 2006–2010 that developed lesson plans and activities based on innovative materials that have been produced for introductory statistics courses (DUE-0535912).
BioSQuaRE is an instrument, created via an HHMI grant, to assess the quantitative readiness of students planning on majoring in biology or the life sciences.
Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics (CATALST) was an NSF-funded project from 2008–2012 that developed materials for teaching a radically different introductory statistics course based on randomization and bootstrap methods to provide students a deep understanding of statistical inference (DUE-0814433).
I teach (have taught) the following courses at the University of Minnesota: