Associate Professor of Statistics
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
I am a survey statistician who develops estimation techniques that combine complex survey data with big data sources. Whether it's to estimate official statistics, related to canopy cover or occupational statistics, or to assess the impact of voter ID laws, I enjoy creating methods to learn from data. I also enjoy teaching my students how to learn from data and introducing them to R (an open source statistical software program). As a firm believer that undergraduate research enhances the educational experience, I involve students in my own work and co-chair two national programs: the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competitionand the Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference. Prior to joining the Reed faculty, I taught at Swarthmore College and Whitman College. I hold a PhD in statistics from Colorado State University and a BA in mathematics from St. Olaf College.