I serve as Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Georgetown College. My original area of research was in ergodic theory, which is the study of the long-term average properties of systems that may appear to be chaotic and unpredictable in the short-term. From this work I was gradually drawn into probability and statistics.
I am very much engaged in the movement to teach statistics with R and related open-source software, and am currently developing R-related software for statistics education. Sometimes I perform statistical consultations, both inside and outside of the College.
Most recently I have assumed direction of the Computer Science minor at my College, for which I am implementing a curriculum that highlights data analysis, web design and the connections between these two areas.
Additional interests include the history of mathematics, Sanskrit philology, contemplative theologies and the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
PhD in Mathematics, 1991
University of North Carolina
MSc in Mathematics, 1989
University of North Carolina
BA in Philosophy, 1984
Princeton University
Fri, May 20, 2016, eCOTS 2016 Regional Conference
I tweaked a couple of simple Hugo themes for use by R-bloggers along with the blogdown package. If you prefer minimal themes you might wish to start with one of these.
Notes for colleagues on installation of the addinplots package.
Describes my addinplots package, a set of GUIs in the R Studio IDE for the Lattice plotting system.
For use by my elementary statistics students. Provides a GUI for lattice plotting functions. Code output goes to the console or source document.
tigerTree is designed to facilitate the teaching of elementary statistics with the R programming language, especially in the RStudio integrated development environment. In particular, it provides some helper functions to permit students to build tree models using the tree package and to test these models.
A collection of data sets and functions that are useful in the teaching of statistics at an elementary level to students who may have little or no previous experience with the command line.
In Fall 2017 I am teaching the following courses: