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SDS Seeking to Hire One or More Fixed-Contract Lecturers to Start Fall 2020

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is seeking to hire one or more fixed-contract lecturers (non-tenure track) to teach undergraduate level courses in statistics and data science.  Fall 2020 is the anticipated start date. The positions may be full or part time.  The department is dedicated to the goal of...

SDS Faculty Spotlight—Jason Rarick

26 September 2018—Jason Rarick is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc.: I received an MA in Educational Psychology here at The University of Texas (Hook’em!) before going on to New York University to pursue my PhD...

Kristin Harvey featured in The Texas Scientist

Start with the Student By Christine Sinatra. Photos by Vivian Abagiu and Brett Buchanan.In the twentieth century, education revolved around ideas and facts students learned. Lectures and readings, well-worn methods for transferring knowledge, preceded opportunities for students to parrot back what they knew on tests. Yes, some students who achieved mastery...

Dr. Kristin Harvey Recognized for Work Teaching Freshmen

  11 May 2017—Established in 1983 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, the Dads’ Association, now called Texas Parents, works to support the needs of The University of Texas at Austin students and professors. This year’s four recipients of their annual fellowship are Astronomy assistant professor Steven Finkelstein,...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jerry Manheimer

27 February 2017—Jerry Manheimer, Ph. D., is a Lecturer from the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. My educational background is primarily in the areas of cognitive psychology, research methods and statistics....

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. Born and raised in Austin, Texas. Former musician. Graduated from, then later taught at, Anderson High school. BA in Mathematics and MS in Statistics from UT Austin. What...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Blondeau

31 January 2017—Meet Dr. Lauren Blondeau, a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.  Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Rice University. My master's and Ph.D. are from UT (Hook 'em!) in Educational Psychology. I have taught all...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rama Lingham

01 December 2016—Dr. Rama Lingham is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the SDS Department. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD (Statistics) from Purdue University in 1985. I served on the faculty of the Division of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Marti

17 November 2016—Nate Marti, Ph.D. is a biostatician and SDS Department lecturer. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in quantitative methods from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I joined the Statistical Consulting...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bindu Viswanathan

 9 November 2016—Meet Bindu Viswanathan, Ph.D., a lecturer in the SDS Department. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc.I got my Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1999 from Emory University. For the next three years, I worked as a Biostatistician at Merck and Novartis, as the...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Sally Amen

1 November 2016—Sally Amen is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc.Originally from San Antonio, I moved to Austin to attend UT and graduated with a B.A. in pure math. After working several years...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Maggie Myers

Maggie E. Myers, PhD., is a lecturer in Department of Statistics & Data Science. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. I grew up in a small steel town in Western Pennsylvania. I started to work in a textile factory at age 16. I graduated from...