Scott Alberts is in his fifteenth year at Truman teaching statistics. He also serves as director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, active in the Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation, and recently completed a stint as interim Associate Provost.
He believes that statistics should be used to make the world better. He researches quantitative methods for measuring behavior and decision-making, and the general process of data collection as a part of real-world projects. He frequently serves as a consultant and evaluator to the research of others, across a wide range of disciplines. His own research investigates mathematics anxiety, and looks to find ways to reduce anxiety in ways that also improve mathematics performance.
He is also active at Trinity Episcopal Church, where he serves as the choirmaster and music coordinator.
When not working, he likes games and puzzles, intellectual banter, good music, and bad television.
His wife Hyun-Joo Kim also teaches statistics here at Truman and they juggle schedules so they can handle their three children.
Spring 2015 Teaching Schedule:
|Basic Statistics||STAT 190||06||MWF||10:30 – 11:20||VH 1236|
Office hours: 1:30 – 2:50 daily and by appointment.
Find me in VH 2132 on MWF and in BH151 on TTh.
Courses I have taught:
STAT 190 – Basic Statistics
STAT 290 – Statistics
STAT 374 – Statistical Quality Control
STAT 376 - Nonparametric Statistics/Survey Sampling
STAT 487: Multivariate Statistics Through Data Mining
MATH 400: Introduction to Operations Research
IDSM 175 – Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
IDSM 475 – Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
JINS 352 -Changing the World Through Data:Why You’re Wrong
DS 480 – Disability Studies Capstone