About Me

I am a Professor of Teaching and researcher in the Quantitative Methods in Education program within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. I currently teach undergraduate 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 addresses statistics education writ large, and has recently been focused on teacher education and also on how data science is transforming the statistics curriculum. You can find out more about some of this work at the LaSER website. I also work on curriculum design projects.

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 have served as an AE for the Journal of Statistics Education and co-editor of the journal Technology Innovations in Statistics Education. In 2018, I was part of a study group formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that authored the report, Data Science for Undergraduates: Opportunities and Options.

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  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods in Education, 2006

    University of Minnesota

  • BS, Mathematics Education, 1998

    St. Cloud State University