L. Brant Collins is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Statistics. They teach undergraduate statistics courses and advise undergraduates minoring in statistics. Actually, they happily advise any student on campus trying to determine which first or second undergraduate statistics course statistics is the right "fit" for the student. Make an appointment for advising! Go to lbrantcollins.youcanbook.me.
Dr. Collins supervises curriculum and technology for introductory statistics courses. They advise Statistics graduate students occasionally appointed as instructors of these courses and help new statistics teachers keep data in the forefront of their courses and to 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 their courses.
Dr. Collins lives in Indiana, a couple of miles from the Indiana Dunes State Park. They come in to Chicago on the South Shore electric commuter train. When the weather is nice, you might see them riding their kick scooter to campus from the 57th Street train station.
Last update: 6/7/19