Scott Alberts is in his nineteenth year at Truman, teaching Statistics and Interdisciplinary Studies. He serves as the director of Truman’s Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation, and has previously served Truman as the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies with a short 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 Dex Whittinghill Award for Statistics Education in 2011. He has graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in Illinois, and undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Mathematics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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.
Fall 2018 Teaching Schedule:
|Basic Statistics||STAT 190|| 13
|WE/ Data Collection and Field Methods||STAT 210||01||MWF||9:30-10:20||VH 1204|
|Advanced Consulting Practicum (CASE)||STAT 412||01||T||1:30-2:20||VH 2251|
|Truman Symposium (pilot)||INDV 140||01-12||T||7:00-8:00||VH 1000|
Office hours: VH 2132 (and by appointment)
MWF: 8:30-9:20 and 10:30-11:20
Courses I have taught:
STAT 190 – Basic Statistics
STAT 210 – Data Collection and Field Methods
STAT 220 – Fundamentals of Data Science
STAT 290 – Statistics
STAT 374 – Statistical Quality Control
STAT 376 – Nonparametric Statistics/Survey Sampling
STAT 380: Topics: Introduction to Statistical Consulting
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 –Why You’re Wrong: Changing the World Through Data:
DS 480 – Disability Studies Capstone
ENVS 330 – Environmental Practicum
Slides from conference presentations:
Statistics IS a Liberal Arts Major
Creating a Statistics Major: JMM 2017
Data-free Data-Visualizations: JMM 2016