May 19, 2019

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh, Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University, and Professional Educator at RStudio. Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics pedagogy, with an emphasis on computation, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education. Mine organzings ASA DataFest and works on the the OpenIntro project, whose mission is to make educational products that are free, transparent, and lower barriers to education. As part of this project she co-authored three open-source introductory statistics textbooks. She also teaches the popular Statistics with R MOOC on Coursera. In 2016 Mine received the ASA Waller Education Award.

Beth Chance is Professor of Statistics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Chance has been involved in statistics education research for several years, especially in the areas of assessment and technology, and she has background in program evaluation and curriculum development.  She is an award winning teacher (American Statistical Association’s Waller Education Award) and her applets have been recognized by Merlot. With Dr. Allan Rossman and others she has co-authored three introductory textbooks that focus on using active learning and constructivism to improve students’ statistical thinking and literacy, and a new textbook for a second course in statistics is coming this fall. Dr. Chance has received several NSF grants for her work and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.  She was 2018 Chair of the Section of Statistics Education (American Statistical Association).

Nicholas Horton is Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society and Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Amherst College. He is a fellow of the ASA and the AAAS and recent recipient of the ASA’s Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service. He received the 2009 ASA Waller Education Award and the 2015 Robert V. Hogg Award for excellence in teaching introductory statistics, among others. He is one of the lead developers of the R Mosaic package for facilitating use of R in statistics courses to a broad audience. He is also co-author of Modern Data Science with R (CRC Press). He has held numerous leadership positions in the ASA including Chair of the Section of Statistics Education and lead author of the ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science. As Section Chair, he reinstated and developed the Section’s mentoring program for younger faculty.

Ulrike Genschel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. Her research interests include statistics education, education research methodology, and the gender gap in the STEM sciences. She has published papers and given presentations on introducing large datasets and case-based learning into the classroom, engaging learners with formative assessment, and the role of gender differences related to mathematical self-efficacy. She is co-leading Iowa State’s participation (an NSF IUSE proposal led by the CIRTL community,, through the University of Wisconsin) to develop a suite of discipline-specific professional development programs to prepare graduate students for their future teaching responsibilities and to advance evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners in STEM disciplines.

Allan Rossman is Professor of Statistics, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. Allan co-author of several innovative textbooks, all rooted in an active learning pedagogy. He has given scores of workshops for teachers and future teachers, including as part of the Project NExT program. With Tom Short, he directed the STATS workshop series through the MAA in the 1990s to prepare instructors in mathematics departments to teach statistics, and has received several NSF grants for his innovative pedagogy. He was a member of both GAISE guidelines writing committees and recently received the Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award recognizing his national and international impact in statistics education. He has also led the Journal of Statistics Education interview series of statistics educators since 2011