Section on Statistical Education
Roger D. Woodard
Roger D. Woodard is Assistant Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University, where he has been teaching since 2003. Woodard earned the BA in Mathematics from Culver Stockton College and the Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Missouri. Woodard is the principle investigator on an $822,000 NSF grant to develop CAUSEweb.org, a digital library of undergraduate statistics. He is the statistics editor for the National Sciences Digital Library (NSDL) and the Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Teaching and Learning (MERLOT).
In the letters supporting Dr. Woodard's nomination for the Waller Education Award, he is described as an outstanding teacher who is making enormous contributions to statistics education through his work with CAUSEweb and MERLOT. After observing his teaching, one colleague wrote that Roger "is very articulate and provides a beautifully crafted class, mixing short periods of lecture, do-it-yourself activities, examples worked out on overhead transparencies with input from the class, and opportunities for discussion. He uses humor effectively, calls on his students by name, and treats all of the students with respect. The students obviously like him." Another wrote: "Roger Woodard knows how to make a large room seem small. He is a master of lecture hall 'choreography', bringing student-centered activities to the lecture hall." Colleagues highly praised his contribution to CAUSEweb, noting its usefulness and how it differs from other sites because of the peer review process used to evaluate the resources placed on the site.
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