Linda Brant Collins is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Statistics. She teaches undergraduate statistics courses and advises undergraduate students minoring in Statistics (and students exploring the possibility of a Statistics major). Actually, she happily advises any student on campus just trying to determine which first or second undergraduate course in statistics is the right "fit" for them. Make an appointment for advising! Go to https://lindacollins.youcanbook.me.
Dr. Collins supervises curriculum and technology for introductory statistics courses. She advises Statistics graduate students occasionally appointed as instructors of these courses. She helps new statistics teachers keep data in the forefront of their courses and incorporate active-learning practices in their classrooms.
Dr. Collins is a member of the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistical Education and attends conferences and workshops that focus on active learning, assessment methods, technology in the classroom, computation in the Statistics curriculum, and general curriculum design.
To keep courses relevant to modern computational practice in statistics, Dr. Collins incorporates permutation tests, resampling, and the bootstrap into her courses. Currently, she is working with a University IT team to provide RStudio Server access to students in introductory and intermediate courses.
Dr. Collins lives in Indiana, a couple of miles from the Indiana Dunes State Park. She comes in to Chicago on the South Shore electric commuter train. When the weather is nice, you might see her riding her kick scooter to campus from the 57th Street train station.
Last update: 7/26/17