I have over 10 years of experience teaching statistics in the US and abroad. I love watching the "light bulb" go on when a student truly grasps a concept! I have also served as a practicing statistician in public health and biomedical sciences working in teams with non-statisticians.Many of my lessons and examples come from this background. Lastly, I am a member of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Education.
My objective when teaching is to demystify statistics, especially for students who fear math. I always strive to provide students with an intuition and a reasoning for a concept. By providing applications that cover a wide range of topics, students gain confidence in statistics while appreciating its relevance to subjects that interest them. In my role as a collaborative statistician working with non-statisticians, it never ceases to amaze me how this profession is as much about communication as it is about math.
Twice I've earned excellence in teaching awards at my school. It was also surprising to learn that students at my previous position passed around bootleg copies of my lectures to incoming students after I left!
I hold a bachelors degree in mathematics with a minor in statistics. My favorite aspect of statistics is its myriad applications. Since I enjoy science (but not accidentally spilling chemicals on myself), I went on to earn a PhD degree from the Johns Hopkins University in biostatistics, which is the application of statistics to biomedicine and public health.
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