Education

- PhD in Statistics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1993
- MS in Mathematics (concentration in Statistics), University of Texas at San Antonio, 1988
- BS in Mathematics and Zoology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1980

Employment

- Professor, University of Mary Washington, 2006-present
- Chair, Department of Mathematics, UMW, 2002-2007
- Associate Professor, UMW, 2000-2006
- Assistant Professor, UMW, 1994-2000

Grants and Awards

- SCHEV Grant: STEMLabs and Problem Based Learning to Build STEM Knowledge, Co-PI 2016
- VA DOE Pathways to Excellence II Grant, Co-PI, 2016
- VA DOE Pathways to Excellence Grant, Co-PI, 2015
- National Science Foundation STEP Grant, Co-PI, 2011
- American Statistical Association Biostatistics Grant, 2007
- Mathematical Association of America, Regional Undergraduate Research Grant, 2005
- VA COOL Faculty Fellow Grant, 1998
- UMW Sabbatical Leave, Spring 2008
- UMW J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Service Award, Fall 2008
- UMW Faculty Development Grants
- UMW Undergraduate Research Grants

Selected Publications

*Combining On- and Off-campus service learning in a statistics methods course*, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2010*Community Service-Learning in Statistics: Course Design and Assessment*, Journal of Statistics Education, Volume 15, No. 2, July 2007- Quantitative Initiatives in Biology: Profiles of Projects at Undergraduate Institutions, co-authored with S. Baker and J. Boats, in
*Math & Biol 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines*, Lynn Arthur Steen, Editor, 2005. Washington, DC: Mathematics Association of America - Community Service Projects in a First Statistics Course, in
*Mathematics in Service to the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in the Mathematical Sciences*. July 2005. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America

Recent Presentations

*Small Teaching in Introduction to Discrete Mathematics*, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2017*Classification of 4×4 arrangements of 16 2-color corner-matching Wang tiles*, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2016*Expanding Undergraduate Research Opportunities Beyond Academia*, presentation at the Joint Statistics Meetings, August 2015*Infographics Activities for Promote Graphical and Quantitative Literacy*, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2014*A New Course to Develop Students’ Scientific Reasoning and Practice Skills*, poster with Kathy Loesser- Casey at the AAC&U STEM Conference, October 2013*Infographics: A First-Year Seminar on Visual Communication*, poster at US Conference on Teaching Statistics, May 2013*Exploratory Projects in an Introduction to Discrete Mathematics Course,*presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2013*Using R for Data Analysis Assignments in Introduction to Statistics,*presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2013*Tennis Balls Four Ways,*with Kathryn Loesser-Casey, poster at the Joint Statistical Meetings, July 2012*Fostering Creativity with Geometer’s Sketchpad,*presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2012*The Research Process: A Statistics Course for Biology Majors*, with Kathryn Loesser-Casey, poster presentation at US Conference on Teaching Statistics, May 2011*Putting BIO2010 into Practice: A Course on the Research Process for STEM Majors*, with Kathryn Loesser-Casey, poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges and Universities Conference on Engage STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices, March 2011*Community Service-Learning in Mathematics: Models for Course Design*, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2011*Combining On- and Off-Campus Service-Learning in a Statistics Methods Course*, invited presentation at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2010*Group explorations and art projects in a mathematics of art course for first-year students*, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2010.*Putting BIO2010 Into Practice: Collaborations for Statistics and Biology*, presentation at the ASA Joint Statistics Meeting, August 2009*A Program of Courses to Prepare Highly Qualified Teachers of Middle School Mathematics*, with Marie Sheckels, presentation at the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2009

Other Professional Activity

- Councilor, Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, 2016-present
- Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistics Education, 2016-present
- Mentor, AAC&U PKAL Summer Leadership Institute, 2014, 2016 and 2017
- Co-Director, UMW Summer Science Institute, 2010-2014
- Proposal Evaluator for US DOE Investing in Innovation grant program
- Grant Evaluator, Science Inquiry in the Environment VA DOE Grant, 2009-2010
- Chair, Mathematics and Statistics Sections, Virginia Junior Academy of Science, 2005-2010
- Judge, MAA Student Poster Competition, MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2006-2012
- Referee, Council on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill Competition, 2009-2010

Courses

- Introduction to Statistics (MATH 200 – now STAT 180)
- Statistical Methods (MATH 280 – now STAT 280)
- The Research Process (BIOL 260)
- Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (MATH 115)
- Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MATH 201)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 300)
- Probability and Statistical Inference (MATH 381/382 – now STAT 381/382)
- Numerical Analysis (MATH 351/352)
- First-Year Seminar
*EscherMath*(renamed*The Art of Mathematics*) - First-Year Seminar
*Infographics* - First-Year Seminar
*Numbers Rule Your World* - Special Topics Courses (Regression Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, Linear Models)

Service

- Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2010-2013; 2002-2005 (chair, 2003-2004), 2015-present
- Distance and Blended Learning Committee, 2013-2016 (chair, 2015-2016)
- Honors Program Committee, 2011
- Department Chair, 2002-2007
- Committee on Undergraduate Research for First and Second Year Students, 2006
- Speaking Intensive Committee, 2002-2003
- General Education Committee, 1998-2001 (chair, 2000-2001)
- Writing Intensive Committee, 1997-2000 (chair, 1999-2000)

Statistical Consulting

- Service Learning Projects
- On-campus Projects
- External Projects