Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences

University of St. Thomas

Amelia received her BA in English and mathematics from Macalester, and her PhD in statistics from UCLA. Her research is at the intersection of statistics education, data science, and statistical computing. In particular, she is concerned with making it easier for everyone to do and understand statistics. In her dissertation, “Bridging the Gap Between Tools for Learning and for Doing Statistics,” she developed a list of attributes all statistical computation tools should aspire to, including providing simple support for narrative, publishing, and reproducibility. She is committed to open-source science and STEM education, and has contributed to the labs associated with the OpenIntro statistics textbook as well as authoring several fully-reproducible journal articles.