Beth L. Chance

Professor, Statistics Department

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

bchance@calpoly.edu

statweb.calpoly.edu/bchance/

January, 2017

Education

  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York.

MS, Ph.D. in Operations Research, 1994.
Concentration: Statistics (E. Slate).
Minors: Manufacturing (R. Roundy), Education (D. Monk).
Thesis Title: Behavior Characterization and Estimation for General Hierarchical Multivariate Linear Regression Models. Advisor: Dr. Martin Wells. Thesis examined the analysis of hierarchical data with emphasis on extreme data observations and characterization of model behavior under different modeling assumptions. Also examined estimation issues utilizing Monte Carlo Markov Chain sampling methods.
Honors: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, 1991-1994.

  • HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE, Claremont, California.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, May 1990.
Major: Mathematics - Applied Option. Minor: Psychology.
Honors: Graduated with High Distinction; Honors in Humanities/ Social Sciences; Honors in Mathematics. HMC Dean's List every semester, 1987-1990.

 

Additional Courses

·         Coursera Data Science Specialization courses (The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Practical Machine Learning, Exploratory Data Analysis), June 2015

·         Teaching Statistics through Data Investigations MOOC, NC State, Spring 2015

·         EPSY 560: Educational Program Evaluation, University of Illinois-Chicago, Fall 2011 (4.0)

 

Teaching Experiences

 

California Polytechnic State University, Fall, 1999 - Present.

  • Math 118/Stat 130 - Pre-Calculus Algebra/Introduction to Statistical reasoning (Modelling and Problem Solving)
  • Stat 150 – Introduction to Statistical Investigations
  • Stat 217 - Applied Statistics for the Liberal Arts
  • Stat 221 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Stat 301 – Statistics I 
  • Stat 301 – Statistics II
  • Stat 321 - Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Stat 322 - Statistical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists
  • Stat 324 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • Stat 410 – Statistics Education: Content, Pedagogy, Technology, and Assessment
  • Stat 418 – Analysis of Cross Classified Data
  • Stat 512 – Statistical Methods

 

University of the Pacific, Fall 1994 - Spring, 1999.

  • Math 33 - Elements of Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Math 37 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Service course for non-majors with intermediate algebra, now with lab (14)

  • Math 39 - Probability and Statistics (Math and Engineering majors) (3)
  • Math 73 - Introduction to Operations Research (2)
  • Math 130 - Intermediate Statistics (2)
  • ESPY 214- Intermediate Statistics (School of Education) (1)
  • Math 89 - Statistical Consulting Practicum (5)
  • Independent Studies - Multivariate Statistics, Application and Theory of Multivariate Linear Models, Statistics for Marketing Research, Intermediate Statistics
  • Mentor II - Today's Decisions, Freshman writing seminar (1)

 

Visiting Associate

  • Department of Mathematics, St. Olaf College, Spring, 2004
  • Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, Nottingham-Trent University, April, 2002.

 

Awards

  • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Award for Exemplary Online Materials (with Allan Rossman), 2011
    • CAUSEweb Resource of the Year Award (with Allan Rossman), 2009
  • Best Contributed Paper Award (with A. Rossman), SIGMAA on Statistics Education, 2006
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 2005
  • Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award, 2003
  • Waller Education Award, American Statistical Association, 2002

 

Professional Activities

 

Grants: Principal Investigator

  • Co-Principal Investigator for “Developing a meaning-focused curriculum in simulation-based inference for a second course in introductory statistics,” with Dordt College and Hope College, NSF/IUSE/EHR, Sept. 1, 2016 – August 31, 2018.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “Broadening the impact and evaluating the effectiveness of randomization-based curricula for introductory statistics” NSF/TUES/DUE- Phase II. $550,000. Jan 1, 2014-Dec 31, 2016.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “Developing an innovative randomization-based introductory statistics curriculum,” a collaborative project with Cal Poly, Dordt College, and Hope College, resubmitted May, 2011 to NSF TUES Type I Project, Award #1140629, January 2012 – June 2013, $199,924.
  • Co-Principal Investigator (with A. Rossman, M. Carlton, G. Cobb, and J. Holcomb) for “The CATALST Project: Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics,” a collaborative research project with the University of Minnesota (J. Garfield, A. Zieffler, R. delMas), submitted January, 2008 to NSF/CCLI Program, Phase II, August 2008 – August 2011, $181,686.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “Concepts of Statistical Inference: A Randomization-Based Curriculum,” submitted May 2006 (with A. Rossman, M. Carlton, G. Cobb, and J. Holcomb), NSF/CCLI Program, Phase I Award #0633349, 2007-2008, $149,842.
  • “Development and Refinement of Stat 301,” Center for Teaching and Learning Grant Program, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Received Fall 2007. To convert experiment course into permanent course offering required of mathematics and statistics majors.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “The Web-based ARTIST: Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking,” (with J. Garfield, R. delMas), NSF/ASA Program, Award #DUE-0206571, 2002-2004, $501,218.
  • State Faculty Support Grant, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. Received May, 2001. To support professional development and research in the area of teacher preparation in statistics education.
  • “Improving the Mathematics Subject-Matter Preparation of Elementary School Teachers,” (with P. Zingg, K. Morrison, E. Medina, B. Konopak), AASCU Project on Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, 2001-2002.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods and Theory,” (with A. Rossman, K. Ballman), NSF/DUE/CCLI Program, Award #9950476, 1999-2001, $252,828.
  • Committee on Academic Planning and Development - Long Teaching with Technology Grants, University of the Pacific. Received May 1998. To learn java for applet development to enhance learning in introductory statistics.
  • Irvine Assessment Grant, University of the Pacific. Received May, 1998. For full-scale assessment of instruction at University of the Pacific of introductory statistics.
  • Curriculum Development Grant, Springer-Verlag.  Received March, 1998.  To develop Java applets to accompany second edition of Workshop Statistics.
  • Curriculum Development Grant, Springer-Verlag. Received August, 1997.  To support PC platform development of Minitab version of Workshop Statistics.
  • Committee on Academic Planning and Development, University of the Pacific. Received January, 1997. Developed a laboratory component for Math 39.
  • Committee on Academic Planning and Development, University of the Pacific. With J. Ross, Engineering: Development and analysis of UOP survey to examine how preconceptions and role models affect choice of major. Received January, 1996, continuing project.
  • Committee on Academic Planning and Development, University of the Pacific. Developed a laboratory component to introductory Statistics course. Planned hands-on activities and wrote lab manual, emphasizing computer analysis (Minitab) and written communication. Received November, 1994, first edition completed January, 1995. Now on 8th edition.


Grants: Consultant

  • Advisory Board, STAT-LM (Statistics Learning Map Project), NSF EAGER grant, Jonathan Templin, Principal Investigator, University of Kansas, November, 2016-2018.
  • Evaluator for Cal Poly Noyce Scholars Program for T. Grundmeier and E. Medina, NSF Grant 1239827, $798,097, Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2017, 0.1 summer months (year 2-5).
  • Participant (Delphi process), STEM Educational Change Efforts in Higher Education: A Meta-Synthesis of Activities, Strategies, Concepts, and Theories across Disciplines. National Science Foundation, Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)
  • Advisor for NSF Grant “Adapting and Implementing Innovative Materials in Statistics Courses (AIMS),” 2006-2010,   J. Garfield and R. delMas, Principal Investigators.
  • Advisor for NSF Grant “Instructional Modules in Educational Measurement and Statistics for School Personnel, 2004-present, R. Zwick, Principal Investigator.
  • Consultant/Workshop Developer/Presenter for NSF Grant (INSPIRE), 2002-2004, R. Peck, R. Gould, Principal Investigators.
  • Consultant, National Science Foundation Grant “Tools for Teaching and Assessing Statistical Inference,”1998-2000, J. Garfield and R. delMas, Principal Investigators.

Publications: Texts

  • Tintle, N., Chance, B., Cobb, G., Rossman, A., Roy, S., Swanson, T., & VanderStoep, J. (2015). Introduction to Statistical Inference, John Wiley & Sons.
    • Additional material for AP version (R. Carver)
  • Chance, B. and Rossman, A. (2015). Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Theory, 3rd  edition.
  • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2011). Workshop Statistics, 4th edition. Wiley.
    • Instructor’s Resources Guide
    • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2008). Workshop Statistics, 3rd edition. Wiley.
    • Co-author: Workshop Statistics with Fathom, 2nd edition; Workshop Statistics with Graphing Calculator, 3rd edition.
    • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2001). Workshop Statistics, 2nd edition. Key College Publishing.
    • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2001). Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Minitab, 2nd edition. Key College Publishing.
    • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (1998), Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Minitab, Springer-Verlag Publishers.
  • Shaughnessy, J. M., Chance, B., and Kranendonk, H. (2009). Focus in High School Mathematics: Statistics and Probability, Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Chance, B. and Rossman, A. (2004). Workshop Statistics: Student Toolkit. Emeryville, CA: Key College Publishing.
  • J. Michael Shaughnessy and Chance, B. (2005). Statistical Questions from the Classroom, Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Rossman, A., Chance, B., and von Oehsen, J.B. (2002). Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and the Graphing Calculator, 2nd edition. Emeryville CA: Key College Publishing.
  • Rossman, A., Chance, B. and Lock, R. (2001). Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom. Emeryville CA: Key College Publishing.
  • Bohan, J. with Chance, B. (2000). Statistics: Preparing for the AP Exam. Amsco Publishers.

 

Publications: Book Chapters

  • With Allan Rossman, part editors for International Handbook of Research in Statistics Education, to be published by Springer, 2017.
  • Chance, B., Garfield, J., Medina, E. and Ben-Zvi, D. (2008). “Assessment in Statistics Education” in Developing Students' Statistical Reasoning: Connecting Research and Teaching Practice, J. Garfield and D. Ben-Zvi. (Eds.) New York: Springer.
  • Chance, B., Garfield, J., Medina, E. and Ben-Zvi, D. (2008). “Using Technology to Improve Student Learning of Statistics in Developing Students' Statistical Reasoning: Connecting Research and Teaching Practice, J. Garfield and D. Ben-Zvi. (Eds.) New York: Springer.
  • Rossman, A, Chance, B., and Medina, E. (2006). “Some Key Comparisons Between Statistics and Mathematics, and Why Teachers Should Care,” in NCTM Yearbook 2006: Thinking and Reasoning with Data and Chance, Reston, VA: NCTM.
  • Chance, B., delMas, R., and Garfield, J. (2005). “Reasoning about Sampling Distributions” in The Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning, and Thinking, D. Ben-Zvi and J. Garfield (Eds.). Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Chance, B. (2005). “Integrating Pedagogies to Teach Statistics,” in Innovations in Teaching Statistics, J. Garfield (Ed.). MAA Notes volume #65.
  • Garfield, J., Chance, B., and Snell, J.L. (2000). “Technology in College Statistics Courses” in The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level: An ICMI Study, Derek Holton, et al (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Chance, B. (1997). “Experiences with Alternative Assessment Techniques in Introductory Undergraduate Statistics Courses,” in Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Statistics, T. Moore (Ed.), MAA Notes Volume 52.

 

Publications: Articles             

  • Chance, B., Wong, J., and Tintle, N. (in press), “Student performance in curricula centered on simulated-based inference: A preliminary report,” Journal of Statistics Education, November, 2016.
  • Chance, B., and Roy, S. (2016), “Comment on ‘Probability Modeling and Thinking: What can we learn from practice?’ by Pfannkuch et al.” Statistics Education Research Journal, November, 2016.
  • Chance, B., Tintle, T., and Pileggi, S. (submitted), “Using R in Introductory Statistics: Lessons Learned by Skeptics,” Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, August 2016 decision: Request major revisions and resubmit.
  • Chance, B. and Peck, R. (2015). “From curriculum guidelines to learning outcomes: Assessment at the program level,” The American Statistician, 69(4), 409-416.
  • Chance, B., Peck, R., and Rossman, A. (2015). “Comment on ‘Mere Renovation is too little too late: We need to rethink the undergraduate curriculum from the ground up’,” The American Statistician, 69(4), online supplement.
  • Tintle, N., Chance, B., Cobb, G., Roy, S., Swanson, T., and VanderStoep, J. (2015). “Combatting anti-statistical thinking using simulation-based methods throughout the undergraduate curriculum,” The American Statistician, 69(4), 362-370.
  • Rossman, A., and Chance, B. (2013). “Using simulation-based inference for learning introductory statistics for learning introductory statistics,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 6(4), 211-221.
  • Rossman, A., and Chance, B. (2013). “Comment: The future of textbooks – Focusing on learning,” Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, 7(3).
  • Watson, J. and Chance, B. (2012). “Building intuitions about statistical inference based on resampling,” Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 26(1), 6-18.
  • Garfield, J., Zieffler, A., Kaplan, D., Cobb, G. W., Chance, B. L., & Holcomb, J. P. (2011). “Rethinking Assessment of Student Learning in Statistics Courses,” The American Statistician, 65(1), 1-10.
  • Chance, B., Ben-Zvi, D., Garfield, J., & Medina, E.  (2007, October).  “The role of technology in improving student learning of statistics,” Technology Innovations in Statistics Education Journal, 1(1). 
  • delMas, R., Garfield, J., Ooms, A., and Chance, B. (2007). “Assessing Students’ Conceptual Understanding After a First Course in Statistics,” Statistics Education Research Journal, vol 6(2). http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/serj/SERJ6(2)_delMas.pdf
  • Chance, B., Ben-Zvi, D., Garfield, J. and Medina, E. (2007). “The Role of Technology in Improving Student Learning,” Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, vol 1(1). http://repositories.cdlib.org/uclastat/cts/tise/vol1/iss1/art2/

363 full-text downloads since date of posting (2007-10-12)

  • Roback, P., Chance, B., Moore, T., and Legler, J. (2006). “Japanese Lesson Study: An Application to Upper-level Undergraduate Statistics,” Journal of Statistics Education, vol 14(2).
  • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2005). “Random Babies and Random Bookbags: Learning Basic Probability Through Simulating the Matching Problem,” Statistics Teacher Network, ASA/NCTM Joint Committee, Number 65.
  • Chance, B. and Mortlock, M. (2003). “Comparing British and American Tertiary Education: Two Personal Perspectives,” MSOR Connections, LTSN Newsletter, vol 3(2).
  • Chance, B. and Garfield, J. (2002). “New Approaches to Gathering Data on Student Learning for Research in Statistics Education,” Statistics Education Research Journal, vol 1(2).
  • Chance, B. (2002). “Components of Statistical Thinking and Implications for Instruction and Assessment,” Journal of Statistics Education, vol 10(3).
  • Chance, B. (2001). “Statistics Education: Current and Future Directions,” MSOR Connections, LTSN Newsletter, vol 1(3).
  • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2001). “Randomized Rendevous,” STAR Library: Statistics Teaching and Resource Library.
  • Chance, B. and Rossman, A. (2001). “Sequencing Topics in Introducing Statistics: A Debate on What to Teach When,” The American Statistician. vol 55(2), 140-144.
  • Chance, B. (2001). “Full Scale Evaluation of an Introductory Statistics Course: An Example,” ASA Section on Statistical Education Newsletter. vol 7(1).
  • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (2001). “Teaching Contemporary Statistics Through Active Learning,” invited article, PBS Teacher Source webpage.
  • Garfield, J. and Chance, B. (1999). “Assessment in Statistics Education: Issues and Challenges,” Mathematical Thinking and Learning, vol 8(3).
  • Rossman, A. and Chance, B. (1999). “Teaching the Reasoning of Statistical Inference: A “Top Ten’ List,” College Mathematics Journal, vol 30(4), pp. 297-305.
  • delMas, R., Garfield, J. and Chance, B. (1999). “Assessing the Effects of a Computer Microworld on Statistical Reasoning,” Journal of Statistical Education, vol 7(3).
  • Chance, B. (1997). “Experiences with Alternative Assessment Techniques in Introductory Undergraduate Statistics Courses,” Journal of Statistics Education, vol 5(3).
  • Chance, B. (1998). “Teaching Tip: What I Do on the First Day of Statistics Class,” ASA Section on Statistical Education Newsletter. Volume 4(1).
  • “Analysis of Olympic Rowing Weights,” accepted to Journal of Statistics Education Data Sets, Fall, 1996.

 

Publications: Proceedings

  • Chance, B., Holcomb, J., Rossman, A., and Cobb. G. (2010). “Assessing student learning about statistical inference,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Holcomb, J., Chance, B., Rossman, A., Tietjen, E., and Cobb, G. (2010). “Introducing concepts of statistical inference via randomization tests,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  •  “Practical Issues in Conducting Statistics Education Research” (with J. Garfield, L. Lesser, A. Zieffler, R. delMas, and S. Hilton), 2006 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “Using Simulation to Teach and Learn Statistics,” (with A. Rossman), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2006, Salvador, Brazil. Voorburg: The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.
  • “A Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistics for Future Secondary Teachers” (with A. Rossman and E. Medina), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2006, Salvador, Brazil. Voorburg: The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory” (with A. Rossman), Proceedings of the 2006 IASE Roundtable, G. Burrill (Ed.), Voorborg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.
  • “Using Students’ Informal Notions of Variability to Develop an Understanding of Formal Measures of Variability” (with J. Garfield and R. delMas), Thinking about Data: Proceedings of the 33rd Carnegie Symposium on Cognition (2006), P. Shah and M. Lovett (Ed.), Erlbaum.
  • Assessing Effectiveness at the Program Level:  Undergraduate Statistics Program Evaluation” (with R. Peck), 2005 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “What Can We Learn? Classroom-Based Research in Statistics,” 2002 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory” with A. Rossman, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, 2002.
  • “New Approaches to Gathering Data on Student Learning for Research in Statistics Education” with J. Garfield, Proceedings of the 53rd Session of the International Statistical Institute, 2001.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory” with A. Rossman and K. Ballman, 2000 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “A Model of Classroom Assessment in Action: Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Statistical Reasoning” with J. Garfield and R. delMas, Proceedings of the 52nd Session of the International Statistical Institute, 1999.
  • “Introductory Statistics: Optimizing the Mix,” 1999 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “Incorporating a Listserve into Introductory Statistics Courses,” 1998 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “Assessing the Effectiveness of Student Interaction with Technology,” submitted to proceedings of Syllabus98, July, 1998.
  • “Assessing the Effects of a Computer Microworld on Statistical Reasoning,” with R. delMas & J. Garfield, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, 1998, volume 1.
  • “Workshop Statistics: Dissemination and Assessment” with A. Rossman, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, 1998, volume 1.
  • “Experiences with Alternative Assessment Techniques in Introductory Undergraduate Statistics Courses,” 1996 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “Evaluation and Tenure Issues Facing Isolated Statisticians”, 1996 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association.
  • “Characterizing Hierarchical Model Behavior”, with M. T. Wells, in Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods. J. Sall, A. Lehman, Eds. Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on the Interface, 1994.

 

Conference Program Committees:

  • Planning committee for an ASA-sponsored symposium, “A World beyond P<0.05: Scientific Method for the 21st Century.”
  • Program committee, Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics, May, 2016.
  • Co-Topic Convenor, International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 8) – Assessment, July, 2010.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Learning (SRTL-6) – The Role of Context and Evidence in Informal Inferential Reasoning, July, 2009.
  • Co-chair, International Association for Statistical Education Satellite Conference, On Assessing Student Learning, Portugal, August, 2007.
  • Co-editor Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 7) and International Program Committee, Brazil, July, 2006.
  • Advisory and Organizing Committee, Fourth International Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-4), New Zealand, August, 2005.
  • Program Committee, 2005 MathFest
  • Conference organizer, ARTIST Roundtable Conference on Assessment in Statistics, Appleton, WI, August, 2004.

 

Presentations: Professional Conferences

  • MAA workshop presenter, “Using interactive dynamic technology in teaching introduction statistics: Simulation-based inference,” Atlanta, January 7, 2017
  • “Student Gains in Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Statistics with and without a Curriculum Focused on Simulation-Based Inference,” presentation at Joint Statistics Meetings, Chicago, August 2, 2016
  • Panel, Guidelines for Statistics Education: MAA curricular guidelines, ASA guidelines, GAISE II, and SET, January 8, 2016
  • “Simulation-based inference beyond the introductory course,” presentation at Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, January 8, 2016
  • “Teaching the statistical investigation process with simulation and randomization-based inference,” preceding the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Jan. 9, 2015
  • “Estimating with confidence: Developing Students’ Understanding,” California Mathematics Council – Community Colleges Fall Conference, Monterey, CA, Dec. 6, 2014 (with A. Rossman, Cal Poly)
  • “Innovations in Statistics Education,” Invited panel presentation, Joint Statistics Meetings, Boston, August, 2014.
  • “Impact of a simulation/randomization-based curriculum on student understanding of p-values and confidence intervals,” Invited presentation for International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Flagstaff, AZ, July 2014. (Joint presentation with K. McGaughey, Cal Poly, and Jimmy Wong, Cal Poly undergraduate) Proceedings: http://icots.info/9/proceedings/home.html
  • Invited panelist (with A. Rossman), “Using Simulations to Teach Statistical Inference”, Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, August, 2012.
  • Co-author (with K. McGaughey – presenter, S. Roy, and A. Rossman), “Classroom Experiment Comparing Student Lab Activities to Instructor Demonstrations”, Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, August, 2012.
  • Invited panelist (with A. Rossman), “Rethinking our Statistics Courses: What to Let Go of In Order to Grow”, Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, August, 2011.
  • Invited plenary speaker (with A. Rossman), “Debating the next BIG thing in teaching statistics”, US Conference on Teaching Statistics, Raleigh, NC, May 2011.
    • Software presentation: Randomization-based applets
    • Poster presentation: Rossman/Chance Applet collection
    • Panelist: “Implementing a Randomization-Based Curriculum for Introductory Statistics”
  • Invited panel, “Appreciating and Applying the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice” (with A. Cuoco and R. Zbiek), T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) International Conference,  Chicago, March, 2011
  • Invited presentation, “Assessing student learning about statistical inference, “ with J. Holcomb, A. Rossman, and G. Cobb, 8th International Conference on Statistics Education,  Ljubljana, Slovenia, July, 2010.
  • Invited paper, “Introducing concepts of statistical inference via randomization tests,” with J. Holcomb (presenter), A. Rossman, E. Tietjen (Cal Poly undergraduate), and G. Cobb, 8th International Conference on Statistics Education,  Ljubljana, Slovenia, July, 2010.
  • Invited Discussant, “Innovative and Controversial Approaches to Student Assessment,” Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, August, 2008.
  • “Stirring the Pot: Radical Ideas in Statistics Education,” with A. Rossman, Invited Presentation, Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, August, 2008.
  • “Assessment at the Program Level: Using Assessment to Improve Undergraduate Statistics Programs” with R. Peck, IASE/ISI-Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics, Guimarães, Portugal, August, 2007.
  • “Simulating Randomization Tests as a Gateway to Learning Statistical Significance” with A. Rossman, M. Wise, W. Stephenson, J. Holcomb, and G. Cobb, Poster presented at SRTL-5, Warwick, UK, August, 2007.
  •  “Practical Issues in Conducting Statistics Education Research,” Invited panel presentation, Joint Statistics Meeting, Seattle, August, 2006.
  • “Investigations for Introducing Mathematically Inclined Students to Statistics,” with A. Rossman, USCOTS (US Conference on Teaching Statistics), Columbus, OH, May, 2005.
  • “Using Assessment to Improve Statistics Instruction (the Web ARTIST project),” with R. delMas, J. Garfield, and A. Ooms, USCOTS, Columbus, OH, May, 2005.
  • Contributed panel presentation, Rethinking the First Statistics Course for Math Majors: From Easy Additions and Changes to a Complete Metamorphosis,” Invited, panel presentation, Joint Statistics Meeting, Toronto, August, 2004.
  • “Anticipating and Addressing Student Misconceptions,” with A. Rossman, ARTIST Roundtable Conference, Appleton, WI, August, 2004.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Methods,” with A. Rossman, IASE Roundtable on Curricular Development in Statistics Education, Lund, Sweden, July, 2004.
  • “Using Simulation to Teach and Learn Statistics” with A. Rossman, invited presentation, CORS conference, Banff, Canada, May, 2004.
  • “Why Do We Check Assumptions for Inference,” with A. Rossman. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, January, 2004.
  • “Teacher Preparation Activities at Cal Poly” with E. Medina, A. Rossman. TEAMS (Teacher Education: Assessment, Methods, and Strategies) Conference, Athens, Georgia, October, 2003.
  • “Innovative Ideas for Using Statistical Software to Teach Concepts,” with A. Rossman, invited panel presentation, Joint Statistics Meetings, San Francisco, August, 2003.
  • “Teaching Statistical Inference: Activities and Assessment,” with A. Rossman, invited presentation for Pacific Northwest section of MAA, Walla Walla, June 2003.
  • “Using Technology to Investigate Statistical Concepts,” Invited presentation at 2003 ENAR Spring Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March, 2003.
  • “Teaching Statistical Inference: Activities and Assessment” with A. Rossman, ICTCM, Orlando, November, 2002.
  • “What Can We Learn? Classroom-Based Research in Statistics,” Invited presentation at Joint Statistical Meetings, New York, August, 2002.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory,” with A. Rossman. Invited Presentation at Beyond the Formula, Rochester, August, 2002.
  • “Assessment Strategies in Statistics,” Invited Presentation at Beyond the Formula, Rochester, August, 2002.
  • “The 2002 Advanced Placement Statistics Exam,” Invited Presentation at Beyond the Formula, Rochester, August, 2002.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory,” with A. Rossman. Invited Presentation at ICOTS-6, Capetown, South Africa, July, 2002.
  • “Merging Pre-Calculus and Statistics Content for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers,” with E. Medina.  Presented at AASCU Project on the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, San Diego, June, 2002; Mathfest, Burlington, August, 2002.
  • “Classroom Activities for Exploring Randomness and Probability,” with A. Rossman, AERA, New Orleans, April, 2002.
  • “Activities and Assessment for Teaching Inference,” with A. Rossman, California Mathematics Council, Palm Springs, November, 2001.
  • “Data Analysis Activities and Projects,” with A. Rossman and R. Peck, California Mathematics Council, Palm Springs, November, 2001.
  • “New Approaches to Gathering Data on Student Learning for Research in Statistics Education” with J. Garfield, Invited presentation for the 53rd Session of the International Statistical Institute, Seoul, Korea, August, 2001.
  • “Validating Types of Reasoning About Sampling Distributions” with J. Garfield, R. delMas. Second International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, Armidale, Australia, August, 2001.
  • “Involving Undergraduates in Statistical Consulting,” Roundtable Discussion Leader  at Joint Statistical Meetings, Atlanta, August, 2001.
  • “Developing Statistical Reasoning in the Introductory Statistics Course,” Roundtable Discussion Leader for J. Garfield at Joint Statistical Meetings, Atlanta, August, 2001.
  • “A Model of Classroom Research in Action: Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Statistical Reasoning,” Central California Assessment Conference, Fresno, April, 2001.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory” with A. Rossman, K. Ballman, invited poster at Joint MAA/AMS Meetings, New Orleans, January, 2001.
  • “Teaching Statistical Inference: Activities and Assessment” with A. Rossman, invited presentation at California Mathematics Council Community Colleges South, Costa Mesa, February, 2001.
  • “A Model of Classroom Research in Action: Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Statistical Reasoning,” plenary talk at TIME 2000: Technology in Mathematics Education, Auckland, December, 2000.
  • Invited Discussant, Session on Using Technology to Develop Statistical Reasoning and Thinking Joint Statistical Meetings, Indianapolis, August, 2000.
  • “Components of Statistical Thinking and Implications for Instruction and Assessment,” Invited presentation at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April, 2000.
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Methods, and Theory” with A. Rossman, K. Ballman. Western Statistics Teachers Conference, Greeley, CO, March, 2000.
  • “A Model of Classroom Assessment in Action: Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Statistical Reasoning,” Invited presentation for the 52nd Session of the International Statistical Institute, Helsinki, August, 1999.
  • “Introductory Statistics: Optimizing the Mix”, Invited presentation for Joint Statistics Meetings, Baltimore, August, 1999.
  • “Developing Statistical Reasoning about Sampling Distributions” with J. Garfield and R. delMas, International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, Israel, July, 1999.
  • “Sequencing Topics in Introductory Statistics: A Debate on What to Teach When” with A. Rossman. Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Antonio, January 1999.
  • “Using Technology to Improve Statistical Reasoning” with J. Garfield and R. delMas. Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Antonio, January, 1999.
  • “Incorporating a Listserve into Introductory Statistics Courses”, Joint Statistical Meetings, August, 1998.
  • “Assessing the Effectiveness of Student Interaction with Technology”, Syllabus98, July, 1998.
  • “Assessing the Effects of a Computer Microworld on Statistical Reasoning”, with R. delMas & J. Garfield, invited presentation at Fifth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Singapore, June, 1998.
  • Workshop Statistics: Dissemination and Assessment” with A. Rossman, invited presentation at Fifth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Singapore, June, 1998.
  • “Sequencing Topics in Introductory Statistics: A Debate on What to Teach When” with A. Rossman, Western Statistics Teachers' Conference, March, 1998.
  • “What to Teach on the First Day of Stat 101”, Roundtable Discussion Leader at Joint Statistical Meetings, Anaheim, August, 1997.
  • “Choosing the Best”, invited talk at Conference of California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges, Tahoe, April, 1997.
  • “General Theory of Hierarchical Model Behavior”, Association of Women in Mathematics Workshop, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January, 1997.
  • “Incorporating a Laboratory Component into Statistics Courses”, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January, 1997.
  • “Incorporating Laboratory Activities into Statistics Courses”, International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Reno, November, 1996.
  • “Experiences with Alternative Assessment Techniques in Introductory Undergraduate Statistics Courses”, invited talk at Joint Statistical Meetings, Chicago, August, 1996.
  • “Evaluation and Tenure Issues Facing Isolated Statisticians”, Joint Statistical Meetings, Chicago, August, 1996.
  • “Hierarchical Model Behavior and Estimation”, 4th International Conference of Social Science Methodology, University of Essex, July, 1996.
  • “Characterizing Hierarchical Model Behavior”, Interface '94: 26th Symposium on the Interface: Computing Science and Statistics, Research Triangle Park, NC, June, 1994.

 

Presentations: Workshops, Minicourses 

  • Joint Mathematics Meetings Minicourse, “Incorporating Randomization Methods into Introductory Statistics,” with R. Lock and A. Rossman, Atlanta, January, 2017
  • Pre-workshop for AMATYC, Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference,” with A. Rossman, R. Gould, and N. Tintle, Denver, November 16, 2016
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference,” with K. McGaughey, MAA Minicourse, MathFest, Columbus OH, August 5-6, 2016
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference,” with N. Tintle, A. Rossman, and A. Sabbag, workshop preceding Joint Statistical Meetings, Chicago, July 30, 2016
  • AP Statistics workshop for experienced teachers, Atlanta, July 5-8, 2016
  • “Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference,” with N. Tintle, workshop for eCOTS, May 17, 2016
  • Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference,” with A. Rossman, webinar for AMATYC, April 7, 2016
  •  “Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation- and Randomization-Based Inference,” with N. Tintle, G. Cobb, A. Rossman, and S. Roy, a 1.5 day workshop preceding USCOTS, Penn State, May 27-28, 2015
  • Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Randomization-Based Inference,” with R. Lock, S. Roy, and T. Swanson, MAA Ancillary Workshop, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 9, 2015
  • Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation and Randomization-Based Inference, with A. Rossman, S. Roy, N. Justice, and A. Sabbag, sponsored by CAUSE, Mesa AZ, March 6-7, 2015
  • “Modifying introductory courses to use simulation methods as the primary introduction to statistical inference,” workshop following ICOTS-9 (international conference on teaching statistics), with K. Lock Morgan, R. Lock, A. Rossman, and N. Tintle, Flagstaff, AZ, July 19, 2014
  • “Teaching the Process of Statistical Investigations with a Randomization-Based Curriculum,“ MAA PREP Workshop, San Luis Obispo, June 24-27, 2014.
  • Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Randomization-based Inference, Workshop for eCOTS (electronic conference on teaching statistics), with N. Tintle, May 22, 2014
  • Randomization based methods in introductory statistic, MAA-PREP workshop, Dordt College, June 2013
  • Invited Workshop, “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Activities, Data, and Technology” (with A. Rossman), two day workshop for SF Bay Area AP teachers, August, 2011.
  • Beyond AP Statistics Workshop invited presentation “Randomization Tests for Paired and Categorical Data” at Joint Statistical Meetings (with A. Rossman), Orlando, FL, August, 2011.
  • Invited presentation, “Reasoning and Sense Making in Data Analysis and Statistics” (with H. Kranendonk and M. Shaughnessy), NCTM High School Institute:  Infusing the Classroom with Reasoning and Sense Making, Orlando, FL, July, 2011.
  • “Using Statistics to Teach Statistical Inference” (with A. Rossman), International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, March, 2011.
  • Invited workshop, “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Activities, Data, and Technology” (with A. Rossman), one-day workshop sponsored by CAUSE/IPSR Workshop, Washington, DC. September, 2010.
  • Invited workshop, “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Activities, Data, and Technology,” (with A. Rossman), two-day workshop conducted for Wisconsin Project NExT Fellows, Eau
  • Claire, September 2010.
  • Invited presentation, “Reasoning and Sense Making in Data Analysis and Statistics”  (with H. Kranendonk and M. Shaughnessy), NCTM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, April, 2010.
  • “Preparing K-12 Teachers of Statistics” (with A. Rossman),  Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Anaheim, CA, January, 2010.
  • “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Activities, Data, and Technology,” (with A. Rossman), invited workshop conducted for Project NExT Fellows, Portland OR, August 2009.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Activities and Data” (with A. Rossman), one day workshop sponsored by CAUSE/AMATYC, Oklahoma City, July 2009.
  • “Introducing Concepts of Statistical Inference” (with A. Rossman, J. Holcomb), two day workshop supported by CAUSE, Columbus OH, June 2009.
  • “Concepts of Statistical Inference: A Randomization-Based Curriculum: (with A. Rossman, J. Holcomb), CAUSE Teaching and Learning Webinar, April, 2009.
  • “INSPIRE: INsight into Statistical Practice, Instruction and REasoning,” (with A. Rossman, R. Lock, T. Short), three-day practicum workshop conducted for AP Statistics teachers, Morro Bay CA, January 2008.
  • “Assessing Statistical Reasoning”, Webinar for American Statistical Association (Meeting within a Meeting workshop), April, 2008.
  • “Introducing Math Majors to Statistics” (with A. Rossman), Webinar for Consortium for Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education, April, 2008.
  • “Concepts of Statistical Inference: A Randomization Based Curriculum,” (with A. Rossman, G. Cobb, J. Holcomb), CAUSEway minicourse preceding Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January, 2008.
  • “Designing and Evaluating Assessments for Introductory Statistics,” (with R. delMas), Workshop W26, 31st Annual AMATYC Conference, San Diego, November 2005.
  • “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Data, Activities, and Technology,” (with A. Rossman), invited workshop for Project NExT fellows, Albuquerque, August 2005.
  • “INSPIRE: INsight into Statistical Practice, Instruction and REasoning,” week-long practicum workshop conducted for AP Statistics teachers, Cal Poly, July 2005.
  • “Post-Calculus Investigations of Statistical Concepts and Methods,” (with A. Rossman), four-day workshop conducted for college teachers, MAA Professional Enhancement Program, Cal Poly, July 2005.
  • “Implementing Active Learning in Your Classroom,” (with A. Rossman), presentation for the Cal Poly Center for Teaching and Learning, February 2005.
  • “INSPIRE: INsight into Statistical Practice, Instruction and REasoning,” week-long workshop conducted for AP Statistics teachers, Cal Poly, July 2004.
  • “INSPIRE Practicum Workshop,” week-long workshop conducted for 2003 Inspire participants, Cal Poly, July 2004.
  • “ISCAT Immersion Workshop,” week-long workshop, with A. Rossman, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, June, 2004.
  •  “Teaching Introductory Statistics: Data, Concepts, Activities, Assessment,” with A. Rossman, for Statistics Alive!, NSF sponsored project, Central Michigan University, April, 2004.
  • “Introduction to Analysis of Variance,” presented for Beyond AP Statistics workshop, NCTM national meeting, April, 2004.
  • “Designing and Evaluating Assessment for Introductory Statistics,” with A. Rossman, R. delMas.  Mini-course presented at Joint Mathematics Meeting, Phoenix, Jan., 2004.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Data, Activities, Technology,” with A. Rossman, two-day workshop conducted for Wisconsin Project NExT, September 2003.
  • “INSPIRE: INsight into Statistical Practice, Instruction and REasoning,” week-long workshop conducted for AP Statistics teachers, Cal Poly, July 2003.
  • “Data Analysis Institute,” with A. Rossman, E. Medina, week-long workshop with follow-up sessions conducted for middle school teachers, Cal Poly, June 2003.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Data and Activities,” with A. Rossman, minicourse conducted for Pacific Norwest Section of MAA, Walla Walla, June 2003.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics with Data and Activities,” with A. Rossman, Minicourse at AMATYC, Phoenix, November, 2002.
  • “Teaching Statistical Concepts with Hands-On Activities and Fathom Dynamical Software,” with A. Rossman, Minicourse at ICTCM, Orlando, November, 2002.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics: Data, Concepts, Activities, Assessment,” with A. Rossman, Workshop at Whitman College, Walla Walla, May, 2002.
  • “Concepts in Workshop Statistics,” with A. Rossman, invited workshop at Long Beach State University, February, 2002.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Teaching Strategies” with A. Rossman. ASA Shortcourse at Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Diego, January, 2002.
  • “Teaching a “Workshop” Introductory Statistics Course” with A. Rossman. Invited workshop at University of Minnesota, December, 2001.
  • “Statistics of Illumination” with R. Peck, Workshop at IASE Satellite Conference on Statistical Literacy, Seoul, Korea, August, 2001.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics: Active Learning, Data, and Concepts” with A. Rossman, invited workshop for Project NExT fellows, University of Wisconsin, August, 2001.
  • Statistics Workshop with Cal Poly Statistics Department, Cal Poly, July, 2001.
  • “Workshop Statistics: Implementing Active Learning,” with A. Rossman, workshop presented at Santa Barbara City College, May 2001.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Learning,” with A. Rossman, R. Lock, M. Parker, Minicourse at MAA/AMS Joint Mathematical Meetings, New Orleans, January, 2001.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Teaching Strategies” with A. Rossman. ASA Shortcourse at Joint Mathematical Meetings, New Orleans, January, 2001.
  • “Beyond AP Statistics: Analysis of Variance,” with A. Rossman, R. Peck, H. Smith, workshop conducted for American Statistical Association, Cal Poly, October, 2000.
  • “Teaching Introductory Statistics: Active Learning, Data, and Concepts,” (with A. Rossman), invited workshop for Project NExT fellows, UCLA, August, 2000.
  • “Recent Trends in Statistics Education,” invited workshop at San Luis Obispo High School, June, 2000.
  • “Statistics Education Reform: Overview, Motivation, Assessment,” (with A. Rossman), invited workshop at U.S. Air Force Academy, May, 2000.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Learning,” with A. Rossman, R. Lock, M. Parker, Minicourse at MAA/AMS Joint Mathematical Meetings, Washington DC, January, 2000.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Teaching Strategies,” with A. Rossman, ASA Shortcourse, Boston, June, 1999.
  • Panel member, 4th Annual AP Statistics Teachers Meeting at National Council of Teachers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April, 1999.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Teaching Strategies,” with A. Rossman. ASA Shortcourse at Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Antonio, January, 1999; Washington DC, January, 2000.
  • Presenter, STATS Workshop (Statistical Thinking with Active Teaching Strategies), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, July, 1998.
  • AP Statistics Workshop Presenter: Manitoba, November, 1996; Fresno, December, 1996; Alhambra, March, 97; Hawaii, August 4-8, 1997; Las Vegas, September, 1997; Scottsdale, November, 1997; Salt Lake City, November, 1998; La Jolla, November, 1998; San Marcos, December, 1998; Los Angeles, January, 1999; Hawaii, February, 1999; Hawaii, August 1-6, 1999, Pt. Loma, Dec, 1999; San Mateo, Spring, 2000; Pasadena, March, 2001; Palo Alto, March, 2001; La Jolla, November, 2001; Santa Barbara, Jan. 2002.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Statistics with Active Teaching Strategies” with A. Rossman. ASA Shortcourse at Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, January, 1998. Invited presentation at University of Southern Alabama, March, 1998.
  • “Issues in Assessment,” invited presentation at STATS Workshop, University of the Pacific, June, 1996.
  • “Activity Based Statistics,” invited presentation at STATS Workshop, University of the Pacific, June, 1996.

 

Invited Posters

  • “Connecting the Logic and Scope of Inference with Data Production,” Soma Roy, Beth Chance, and Allan Rossman, USCOTS 2015, State College, PA.
  • "Helping Students "Discover" and Learn Statistical Concepts by Doing," Soma Roy, Allan Rossman, Beth Chance, Karen McGaughey, & Kevin Ross, 2015 Learn by Doing Conference, Cal Poly, May 15, 2015.
  • Presented a poster on the development and evaluation of the hybrid version of Stat 217, Cal Poly (with S. Roy, and with R. Andersen and M. Shaffer – Cal Poly undergraduates), April, 2010.
  • “Concepts of Statistical Inference: A Randomization-Based Curriculum,” (with A. Rossman, G. Cobb, J. Holcomb), invited poster presentation at 2008 CCLI Conference, Washington DC, August 2008.

 

Presentations: Colloquia

  • “Student Performance in Curricula Centered On Simulation-Based Inference,” San Diego State University, October 12, 2015
  • “A Data-Oriented, Active Learning, Post-Calculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Methods,” with A. Rossman, Cleveland State University, November, 2004.
  • “Current Issues in Statistics Education,” Duke University, September, 2004.
  • “Implementing Active Learning in Your Classroom” with A. Rossman, presented for the Cal Poly Center for Teaching and Learning, Feb., 2003, Jan, 2004; Feb, 2005.
  • “Activities for Exploring Statistical Ideas at the Post-Calculus Level,” with A. Rossman, Claremont Colleges Statistics Colloquium, March, 2003.
  • “Using Simulation Activities to Improve Students' Reasoning: An Example of Classroom Based Research in Statistics Education,” presented at University of Wales Annual Statistics Conference; University of Glasgow Department of Mathematics Seminar, April, 2002.
  • “Using Simulation to Teach and Learning Statistics,” presented at RSS Centre, London; Nottingham-Trent University, Nottingham, April, 2002.
  • “Preparing for the AP Exam,” presented at Atascadero High School, February, 2001, and Ventura High School, March, 2001.
  • “What's the Score: UOP Interest in Athletics, Fitness and Sports”. Presentation at University of the Pacific, Library Lecture Series, November, 1997.
  • “An Overview of the New AP Statistics Course and Exam”, Invited presentation at Arizona State University, October, 1997.
  • “Using Lab Exercises in Introductory Statistics Courses”, Western Isolated Statisticians Conference, Mills College, May, 1996.
  • “Characterizing the Behavior of Hierarchical Models by Classifying Tail Behavior”, Seminar in the Statistics Department, Stanford University, January, 1995.
  • “Characterizing the Behavior of Hierarchical Models by Classifying Tail Behavior”, Seminar in the Statistics Department, U.C. Davis, January, 1995.

 

Workshops/Meetings Attended:

  • JSM Roundtable lunch, “Creating a Course on Statistical Learning,” (S. Behseta), August, 2016
  • JSM Continuing Education Course, “Introduction to Data Mining with CART Classification,” and “Applied Data Mining Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach,” August 12, 2015
  • NSF MSP Data Connections Conference, University of Nebraska, April, 2014
  • CTL Technology Grant Program Workshops, Phase I Fall 2008, Phase II Winter-Spring 2009.
  • Joint Statistical Meetings, August, 1992-2016.
  • Joint Mathematical Meetings, January, 1997-2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016.
  • IASE/ISI Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics, Guimarães, Portugal, August, 2007.
  • Fifth International Research Forum on Statistical, Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, Warwick, UK, August, 2007.
  • 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal, August, 2007
  • AMATYC, November, 2002, 2005, 2016.
  • USCOTS, Columbus, OH, March, 2005; 2007; 2009; 2011; 2013; 2015
  • IASE Roundtable Conference on Curricular Development in Statistics Education, Lund, Sweden, June 38-July 3, 2004.
  • Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical, Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, New Zealand, July, 2005.
  • CAUSE Research Advisory Group, Columbus, Fall, 2004.
  • TEAMS (Teacher Education: Assessment, Methods, and Strategies), Athens, Georgia, October 2003.
  • ARTIST Editorial Board Meeting, Minneapolis, March, 2003.
  • CAUSE Editorial Board Meeting, Columbus, March, 2003.
  • Beyond the Formula Conference, Rochester, August, 2002
  • Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Capetown, July, 2002
  • AASCU Project on the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, San Diego, June, 2002
  • Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, Dec. 2001.
  • California Mathematics Council, Palm Springs, November, 2001
  • 53rd Session of the International Statistical Institute, August, 2001
  • Second International Research Forum on Statistical, Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, Australia, August, 2001.
  • Planning Meeting for a Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education, Ohio State, July, 2001.
  • AASCU Project on the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, San Diego, June, 2001
  • Central California Assessment Conference, Fresno, April, 2001
  • California Mathematics Council Community Colleges South, Costa Mesa, February, 2001.
  • TIME 2000, Auckland, December, 2000
  • MAA CRAFTY Disciplinary Workshop on Statistics, Grinnell, October, 2000
  • ASA Symposium on “Undergraduate Statistics Education Initiative,” Indianapolis, August 2000.
  • AERA Annual Meeting, April, 2000, 2002
  • Western Statistics Teachers Conference, Greeley, March, 2000.
  • Critical Success Factors Workshop on Consulting, SCASA Chapter, September, 1999.
  • 52nd Session of the International Statistical Institute, August, 1999.
  • International Research Forum on Statistical, Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy, Israel, July, 1999.
  • National Council of Teachers, San Francisco, April, 1999
  • Learning Assessment Workshop, University of the Pacific, October, 1998.
  • Syllabus98, Sonoma State University, July 1998.
  • Fifth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Singapore, June 1998.
  • Writing Workshop with E. White, University of the Pacific, April, 1998.
  • Conference of California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges, Tahoe, April 1997.
  • Workshop Mathematics Immersion Conference, Dickinson College, April, 1997.
  • Association of Women in Mathematics Workshop participant, San Diego, January, 1997.
  • International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Reno, November, 1996.
  • International Conference on Social Science Methodology, University of Essex, July 1996.
  • WISM (Western Isolated Statisticians), Mills College, May, 1996.
  • PR/ISM (Isolated Statisticians), Minneapolis, October, 1995.
  • AP Statistics Exam Workshop, San Antonio, July, 1995.
  • CHANCE Workshop, Dartmouth College, June, 1995, 1997.
  • Activity-Based Statistics Workshop, Savannah, April, 1995.
  • Pathways to the Future Workshop, Research Triangle Park, June, 1994.

 

Consulting:

  • Advisory Board, NSF-funded Developing a Learning Map for Introductory Statistics project, Nov. 1, 2016-present
  • Reviewer, AP-CAT project, Alison Cheng, Notre Dame, 2016
  • Development work and Report for 2015 CBMS Survey, with R. Peck, 2015-present
  • Assessment item writer, EngageNY, 2014
  • “Evaluation Study: The Laboratory Component of Calculus II at Washington University” with D. Kirshner, LSU, 2005.
  • “Evaluation Study: The Laboratory Component of MATH 1323 at Washington University” with D. Kirshner, LSU, 2001.
  • Cal Poly Faculty Association. Statistical analysis of FMI data.
  • Stockton Ports Project. Overseeing student market research project.
  • Evaluation Consultant, Workshop Mathematics Project, Dickinson College. Component of FIPSE Grant, 1995-1998; A. Rossman, N. Baxter Hastings, Principal Investigators.
  • Daugherty & Co, Risk Management Project. Managed student consulting group.
  • Statistical consultant for Biology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy faculty and students.

 

Editorial/Review Work:

  • Reviewer, Statistics in Schools, US Census Bureau, with R. Peck, 2016
  • Advisor, Common Vision project (NSF DUE-1446000), 2014-2015
  • Mentor, TANGO project (NSF DUE- 1432251), 2014-present
  • Expert Stat Panel Item Review, College Board, June 2015
  • Assistant editor, Statistical Education Research Journal, 2006-2013.
  • Statway reviewer, Dana Center, UT-Austin, 2011
  • Publisher reviews
    • Association for Women in Mathematics chapter
    • Practice Data Analysis with JMP, SAS Publishing
    • Mathematics for Teachers, Cengage
    • NCTM Reasoning and Sense Making, NCTM
    • Stat2Labs, Springer
    • 3rd edition of Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, Prentice Hall.
  • PhD Thesis Review, University of Queensland, April 2006.
  • Co-editor, STATS Magazine for Students, Appointed January, 2002-2004.
    • ASA Committee on Publications.
  • Editorial Board Member: STATS Magazine for Students. Appointed January, 1999-2001.
  • Book Reviews Editor: Journal of the American Statistical Association. Appointed January, 1998-2001.
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Statistics Education. Appointed January, 1997-2000.
  • Reviewer: Mathematical Thinking and Learning, College Mathematics Journal, Addison Wesley (Longman), Prentice Hall, Freeman, Springer Verlag, Journal of Statistics Education, American Statistician, Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, IIE Transactions, Perceptual and Motor Skills (Psychological Reports), Princeton University Press, Swedish Council for the Renewal of Higher Education, IASE Satellite Conference on Statistics Education and the Communication of Statistics, Statistics Education Research Journal, Key College Publishing, The American Statistician, Teaching Statistics, ICOTS-7, ICOTS-8, SRTL-9, Variety in Statistics Assessment Project.

 

Professional Service:

  • Incoming Chair, Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association, 2017-2019
  • Section on Statistical Education Mentoring Committee, 2017-2019
  • External reviewer, Department of Statistics, Miami University, Fall 2016
  • External judge for faculty achievement award, Johnson County Community College, 2016
  • American Statistical Association undergraduate guidelines working group, 2013-2015.
  • Assistant Chief Reader, AP Statistics Program, 2009-2014.
  • Search Committee, CHANCE Magazine, 2013-2014.
  • National Science Foundation StatSNSF subcommittee, 2013-2014.
  • Best JSE Paper Awards Committee, appointed by American Statistical Association, 2011-2017.
  • External program reviewer, Arizona State University, New College
  • External tenure case reviewer (University of British Columbia, Utah State University, St. Olaf College)
  • Southern California Chapter of the American Statistical Association poster contest judge, Nov. 2010
  • Member, Joint Committee of ASA/MAA, 1999-2004.
  • Secretary/Treasurer, American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Education, Elected, 2004-2006.
  • Executive Committee Member, American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Education, Elected 1999-2001.
  • American Statistical Association/Mathematical Association of America Joint Committee, Appointed January 2000-2004.
  • CAUSE Research Advisory Board 2004-2007.
  • Co-director of Profession Development, Consortium on Advancement of Undergraduate Education (CAUSE), 2001-2004.

O CAUSE Workshop Planner’s Handbook, with A. Rossman.

  • Session Organizer, JSM, 2003, 2005.
  • NSF Review Panel, November, 2002.
  • Session Organizer, ICOTS6, 2002.
  • AWM Essay Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics Judge, 2002-2004.
  • AP Statistics Regional Advisor, September, 1995-Present.
    • Reviewer, Teacher’s Guide, 2007
    • Review, Practice Exam, 2007
    • Test Development Committee, July, 2002-2006.
    • Reader, June, 1998; Table Leader, June, 1999-2001, 2004-2005, 2008; Exam Leader, 2002-2003.
    • AP Statistics Exam Question Development and Field Testing, 1995-1999.
    • Volunteer, AP Statistics Mock Exam (Bakersfield, Paso Robles), 2016
  • Undergraduate Data Analysis Competition, Judge, 1998.
  • Presenter, Expanding Your Horizons, University of the Pacific, March, 1997, October, 1997-99.
  • Volunteer, Public Statistics Day, August, 1998, 2000.
  • Site Coordinator, STATS Conference, University of the Pacific, June 9-16, 1996.
  • Site Coordinator, Western Isolated Statisticians Conference, Mills College, June, 1996.

 

Cal Poly Service:

  • Search Committee, Association Dean of Library, Spring 2015
  • Liberal Studies Advisory Committee, 2014-present
  • Master Plan Advisory Committee (Academic/Instructional Space), 2014-2015
  • Interviewer, CSU International Program, 2014
  • Department Scholarship  Committee, 2013-present
  • University Academic Assessment  Council, 2012-2018
  • College Assessment Committee, 2012- present.

o   Statistics Department Assessment coordinator

o   General Education Area B/F evaluation of Stat 130, 217, 221

  • Co-Presenter, CTL Workshop on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Oct. 2011
  • Student advisor, 2008-present
  • Assessment Taskforce, 2011
  • Guest presentation for Math 202, 2010, 2011
  • Statistics Department Mentor, 2009-present
  • Faculty mentoring program, 2007-2009.
  • Writing Proficiency Exam Reader, Feb., 2005; April, 2005;  Feb., 2006.
  • College Professional Leave Committee, 2004-2006.
  • Committee on Grants, 2002-2006.
  • Faculty search subcommittee, 2005-6.
  • Faculty Associate, 2000-2003.
  • Lead presenter, Statistics Workshop, Cal Poly Statistics Department, July, 2001; July, 2002.
  • Guest Lecture for ED 562
  • Judge for CLA Professor of the Year

 

Master’s Committees

  • Henrik Lee, IME, 2015
  • Jesse Bukenberger, IME, 2014
  • Advisor, Eric Freeman, IME, 2014
  • Stella Tan, Environmental Engineering, 2011
  • John Vu, Computer Science, 2010
  • Courtney Ward, Environmental Engineering, 2009

 

Senior Project Advising:

  • Upneet Cheema (2016), in progress
  • Leticia Esparanza (Mathematics) (2015), Student Performance in Curricula Centered on Simulation-based Inference: A continuation of a previous study
  • Jimmy Wong (2014), Modelling Assessment Data with a Hierarchical Approach
  • Melissa Bowler (2014), Results of a Statistics alumni survey
  • Veronica Hernandez-Medina (2014), Analyzing Pharos SignUp at California Polytechnic State University Robert E. Kennedy Library Poly Connect Lab
  • Kaity Sutter (2013), Analysis of momentum and scoring systems in NCAA volleyball
  • Josh Beemer (2013), Evaluation of student attitudes with randomization based curriculum
  • co-advisor, Maro Tsiifte (2012), Evaluation of AP Statistics grading process
  • Alex Herrington (2011), Teaching Statistics
  • Eva Klentos (2011), Effects of Scoring Systems in Volleyball
  • Michelle Shaffer (2010), Student Perceptions of Statistics
  • Brian Verbakken (2010), p-value, What is that again?
  • Rebecca Andersen (2009), Stat 217 Hybrid Pilot Course
  • co-advisor, Oliver Mead (2009), Understanding of the Statistical Procedure of Confidence Intervals as a way of Understanding Oneself and Their Field of Study
  • co-advisor, Emily Tjeten (2009), Assessing Students’ Understanding of Statistical Significance
  • Mary Ellen DeHaven (2008), A Website for GE Statistics Students
  • Esther Holmes (Computer Science) (2006), Secretary Problem Simulation
  • Tiffany Evensen (Mathematics) (2005), Factors That Influence a Students’ Choice of Major
  • co-advisor, Amanda King (2005), Survey of Statistical Background and Habits of California Secondary Teachers
  • co-advisor, Katie Pesicka (2004), Assessing the Effectiveness of Technology in a Classroom Setting
  • Andrew Asplund (2002), Investigations into Statistics Education: Survey and Review

 

UOP Service:

  • Project Director, UOP NCAA “Student Attitudes and Interests” Survey.
  • Advisor: Freshman Orientation, Mathematics Majors, Pharmacy and Biology graduate students.
  • Faculty Evaluation Committee, Mathematics Department, Fall, 1998.
  • Gateway Science Curriculum Review, Fall, 1998.
  • Curriculum Committee, 1997-1999.
    • Assessment Subcommittee, 1998.
  • NCAA Certification Subcommittee on Commitment to Equity, 1996-1997.
  • Guest Lecturer, Engineering Administration course, November, 1996, 1998.
  • Web page editor, Mathematics Department, Fall 1995-1999.
  • Editor, Departmental Newsletter, Math Department, Fall 1996-1998.
  • College of the Pacific Student Awards Committee, 1996.
  • Committee on Course and Curriculum Standards, 1995-1999.
  • College of the Pacific Viewbook Committee, Spring, 1996.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Mathematics Department, 1994-1995.

 

Member:

  • American Statistical Association
  • Mathematical Association of American
    • SIGMAA on Statistics Education
  • International Association of Statistics Education
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
  • American Educational Research Association (former member)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (former member)