CV

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

 

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