Report on JSM 2009

Peter Westfall, Program Chair, Section on Statistical Education

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 13, Number 2 (Fall 2008)


We have four interesting invited sessions for JSM 2009:

  1. Teaching Bayesian Statistics to Non-Statisticians, with speakers Byron Gajewski, Andrew Gelman, Delene Stangl, and Greg Allenby; Joe Gonzalez will chair.
  2. Statistics in the "Research Methods" Courses, with speakers Mary Mays, Sam Woolford, Patricia Rutledge, and Mari Palta; Deborah Dawson will chair.
  3. Who is Teaching the Statistics Courses?, with speakers Paul Fields, Bob delMas, Adriana Perez, and Satterlee, Aaron; Katherine Halvorsen will chair.
  4. Stirring the Pot: Radical Ideas in Statistics Education, speakers are Thaddeus Tarpey, David Zeitler, Erin Blankenship, and Andrew Zieffler; Chair is Lorrie Hoffman.
We submitted two competition sessions, but sadly neither was selected. Nevertheless, the competition sessions that were organized, and others that many Stat-Ed-ers have sent me, would make great Topic Contributed Sessions. Please consider organizing a Topic Contributed Session for 2009 JSM. These sessions allow more time for speakers, are better attended, and have greater impact than the ordinary contributed sessions.

Please contact me at peter.westfall@ttu.edu if you have any questions, and see you at JSM2009!


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