Professor of Mathematics
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Contact Information Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Westminster College New Wilmington, PA 16172 Curriculum Vita 
Office: Hoyt 155 Phone: 7249467291 Email: ccuff at westminster.edu Office hours W 9:2010:30 See course pages for more details 
How to get a letter of recommendation (I will need at least two weeks notice!)
form
What can I do with a math degree? web sites to visit
Student Resources online resources
Professional Societies
 American Statistical Association
 Mathematical Association of America I am appointed to Committee on SIGMAAs
 Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group on Statistics Education
A sample of student projects advised in the recent past
 Chemometrics, the chemical study and statistical analysis of frack water
 Epidemiology  how does the timing of a quaratine affect the length of an epidemic
 Analysis of truncated and rounded height data of PA National Guard 18501910 enlistment period currently reading papers, presented at NCUR 2010
 Wavelet analysis of wind turbulence, currently developing simulation model
 Optimal strategies for HighLow guessing game presented at NCUR, 2007
 Evolution of ABO blood types presented at NCUR, 2007
 Application of Game Theory to Student Peer Evaluations presented at NCUR, 2007
 Modeling Population Migration Using Linear Algebra
 The Dimension of the Coast of Westminster's Lake Brittain: A Look at Fractal Dimensions
Useful Statistics Sites
 Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education
 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education
 Glossary of Terms for Statistics
 A collection of statistics links organized alphabetically
 Links from SIGMAA StatEd page
 StatKey  Randomization Software
Descriptive Statistics

Probability
 Virtual Lab in Probability
 Digital Library resources for probability
 Random number generator
 Permutations and Combinations (See chapter 9)
 Random or Patterns?
 Normal Approximation for the Binomial
 Calculating the area under a Normal Distribution
 Central Limit Theorem  Example using the roll of dice
 Coupon Collector
 Buffon's Needle
 Digital Math Library Course Community  a compendium of resources

Correlations and Associations
 Guessing Correlations
 Investigate the relationship between data points, and its corresponding corelation coefficient
 Simpson's Paradox
 Beware the spurious correlation

Regression
Confidence Intervals
 Demonstration of inclusion of parameter
 Demonstration of width of interval
 Demonstration of confidence intervals for proportions go to simulating confidence intervals

Hypothesis Testing
 Problems with Hypothesis Testing
 402 (and growing) Articles/Books Questioning the Indiscriminate use of Statistical Hypothesis Testing in Observational Studies
 Why do we set p equal to 0.05
 Example of effects of power when changing alpha, sample size, difference in means
 Explanation of power

Central Limit Theorem
Surveys and Design of Experiments
 Randomization of subjects
 What is a survey?
 How does Gallup polling work?
 Pew Research methodology
 FAQs on polling
Useful datasets
 Cracker Data, data on 95 different crackers
 The Number: Box Office, Movie Stars, Idle Speculation
 Census Data
 Statistics from Federal Agencies
 General Social Survey
 Education Statistics
References
 Statistical Tools for Internet and Classroom: Online text by Philip B. Stark, Berkeley
 APStatistics homepage
 History of Statistics
 Web Interface for Statistics Education: tutorials, glossaries, and links
First time instructor of statistics
 Minicourse #7 2015 Joint Math Meetings Teaching introductory statistics (for instructors new to teaching statistics). Check for details at the MAA site
 US Conference on Teaching Statistics May, 2015. Watch for details at CAUSEweb
 Documents presented at USCOTS for first time instructors, June, 2009. These include advice and a brief listing of resources.
 Hiring Statisticians presented at Joint Math Meetings 2009
Links from Project NExT workshop MathFest 2014
 GAISE report
 Rossman Chance Applets
 Data and Story Library
 Journal of Staistics Education data archives
 Journal of Statistics Education
 Correlation Guessing Game
 StatKey
 ARTIST  assessment tools
 Consortium for Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics
 Digital Math Library Course Community  a compendium of resources for probability
 Textbook selection articles
 Cobb, George “Introductory Textbooks: A Framework for Evaluation”, JASA, 82(397), pp. 321339 (1987)
 Hayden, Robert “Advice to Mathematics Teachers on Evaluating Introductory Statistics Textbooks” in Teaching Statistics, MAA Notes #52
 Software Referenced
 Minitab
 StatCrunch
 R and R Studio
 Fathom