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Michael Posner
2012 Recipient of the Waller Education Award



Michael Posner is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University. He holds a B.A. in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Boston University. His publications and research span the fields of statistics education research, biostatistics, health care research, statistics and the law, educational research, and analysis of observational studies and he has been funded by organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Posner serves or has served on a number of national committees, including Executive Committee Member for the ASA Section on Statistics Education, Chair of the Special Interest Group of the MAA on Statistics Education, and Associate Director for Professional Development for the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). He is an Accredited Professional Statistician and winner of the 2012 Alder Award from the MAA and the 2010 Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching from Villanova University. Dr. Posner is a passionate statistics educator whose teaching is known for his use of card tricks, Poll Everywhere for formative assessment, and active learning techniques. His recent statistics education research includes examining formative assessment, the relationship between student attitudes and content learning (both short- and long-term) and evaluating the use of fun in the classroom.

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