Professor of Mathematics
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Contact Information Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Westminster College New Wilmington, PA 16172 Curriculum Vita Westminster in London Fall 2013 
Office: Hoyt 155 Phone: 7249467291 Fax: 7249467158 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 I am currently appointed to ASAMAA joint committee
 Mathematical Association of America I am appointed to Committee on SIGMAAs
 Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group on Statistics Education
 American Mathematical Society
 Association for Women in Mathematics
A sample of student projects advised in the last five years
 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
Descriptive Statistics

Probability
 Probability Lab
 Random number generator
 Permutations and Combinations (See chapter 9)
 Random or Patterns?
 Normal Approximation for the Binomial
 Calculating the area under a Normal Distribution
 Example using the roll of dice
 Coupon Collector
 Buffon's Needle

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

Regression
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?
 Poll Methodology
 Pew Research methodology
 FAQs on polling
Useful datasets
 Cracker Data, self explanatory file
 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
 A minicourse will be offered at the 2012 Joint Math Meetings. Check for details at the MAA site
 Documents presented at USCOTS, June, 2009
 Hiring Statisticians presented at Joint Math Meetings 2009