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Ginger Rowell

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Dr. Ginger Holmes Rowell earned her PhD in mathematics from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), where she teaches statistics courses at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. She has been recognized for her innovative work in and commitment to elementary statistics as the recipient of the American Statistical Association (ASA) 2004 Waller Statistics Young Educator Award. Improving instruction in introductory statistics education has been an emphasis of her work for over 15 years. Currently, she is focusing on including using activity- and discovery-based teaching methods and materials to engage students and integrating appropriate technologies to enhance student learning of statistics. Her work in this area has been supported with funds from the National Science Foundation for materials development to help transform undergraduate statistics education. She and MTSU colleagues Scott McDaniel and Lisa Green were leaders in the development of the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education’s (CAUSE) digital library of resources for teachers and students of statistics education. Drs. Rowell, Lisa Green and Nancy McCormick, are currently editors of the statistics education resources in the CAUSEweb and MERLOT digital libraries. Dr. Rowell is commitment to teacher professional development and has led statistics education workshops for public middle and high school teachers as well as college teachers. She is currently part of the ASA-supported writing team for the 2016 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) college-level recommendations for teaching statistics.

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