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 also 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).

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Fun Facts

  • I have three dogs. A golden retreiver named Chili, a springer spaniel/border collie mix named Sadie, and a long-haired dachshund named Einstein.
  • I love to read. You can see what I am currently reading (or follow my reading) on GoodReads.
  • To learn more about engines and automobilies, I bought a 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (named Orville) in June of 2013 and have been restoring it.
  • I enjoy gardening (and hate mowing); so I have slowly been replacing the grass in our yard with plants, flowers, and paths. My goal is to one day be featured in Gardenista.