About the Statistics Department

The Statistics Department is made up of a community of learners who are driven to know, to learn, to understand, and to extend the reach of shared knowledge. Our experienced faculty love to teach and are willing to get to know their students, support their development in and out of the classroom, and take an interest in their future. And there is an amazing depth and breadth of knowledge and experience among our faculty.

“What an awesome choice to study at Truman! There are so many interesting things we can learn together in data science, applied statistics, actuarial science, and traditional statistics. We have successful students in graduate schools in statistics, biostatistics, and data science, and working as data analysts, actuaries, and data scientists. We would love to talk to you and get to know you.”
—Hyun-Joo Kim, Chair, Statistics Department

“What I like about teaching introductory statistics is getting the chance to show students that statistics isn’t that hard and really is relevant to their lives. It’s great when a STAT 190 student comes up to me later to find out more about the Statistics major or minor.

Statistics is a great representative of the liberal arts. There’s critical thinking, analysis, design, and communication skills—all used to tell the story behind the numbers.”
—Carol Thatcher, Professor, Statistics Department

“Students who participate in DataFest use statistical modeling and visualization techniques to explore real world big data sets for live clients and gain valuable experience for future careers and graduate school.”
—Scott Albert, Professor, Statistics Department

“Statistics is an interesting field of study. It reveals what structure is behind the scenes through analysis and modeling of data. It also goes well with other disciplines as it backs up or disproves their claims and theories with empirical evidence.”
—Jeonghwa Lee, Assistant Professor, Statistics Department


Statistics News

Congratulations to the Truman winners of DataFest 2021!