Scott Alberts is in his sixteenth year at Truman teaching statistics. He also serves as director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, is 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 previous research investigated mathematics anxiety, and looked to find ways to reduce anxiety in ways that also improve mathematics performance.
Dr. Alberts received Truman’s Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence in 2010 and the MAA’s Whittinghill Award for Statistics Education in 2011.
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 2016 Teaching Schedule:
|Nonparametric Statistics/Survey Sampling||STAT 376||01||MWF||8:30 – 9:20||VH 1324|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone||IDSM 175||01||TTh||10:30-11:50||VH 2251|
Office hours: (and by appointment)
MWF: 9:30-11:30 AM (in VH 2132)
MTTh: 1:30-3:00 PM (in BH 151)
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
Slides from conference presentations:
Data-free Data-Visualizations: JSM 2016