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Amy G. Froelich
2010 Recipient of the Waller Education Award

Dr. Amy G. Froelich is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University.  She holds a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and a Ph.D. in Statistics, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her research interests are in statistics education and in psychometrics and educational measurement.

Amy is heavily involved in undergraduate teaching at Iowa State, where she regularly teaches the multi-section introductory statistics course and the probability and mathematical statistics course sequence.  She has developed three new courses in the department, including a six-credit summer course in statistics for current high school and community college mathematics teachers.  In addition to classroom teaching, Amy helps administer the department's undergraduate statistics major and minor programs and advises from 20 to 30 undergraduate statistics majors each year.   At the graduate level, she serves as the major professor for students with an interest in statistics education in both the Master of Statistics program and the Master of School Mathematics program.  Amy has been a teaching mentor to many graduate students and new faculty in the department.

Amy's recent statistics education research is focused on course and curriculum development, assessment of new activities and pedagogy, and the development of an integrated assessment system for the introductory statistics course.  She currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Statistics Education.

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