Thursday, October 15, 2015

Congratulations, Dr. Beckman!

Our Stat Ed family is proud to announce that Matt Beckman (now Dr.) successfully defended his dissertation, "Assessment of Cognitive Transfer Outcomes for Students of Introductory Statistics", on Monday, October 12th!

We are all so proud of and happy for Matt.  His story with the Stat Ed family began back in 2009.  In his own words:

"I moved to MN in fall 2006 and completed my M.S. in the University of Minnesota Statistics Department. I took Michelle Everson's "Becoming a Teacher of Statistics" class in Spring 2008 as an elective in my last semester.  She & Joan hired me as adjunct faculty to teach EPSY 5261 for Fall 2008 and Spring 2009, and then told me about the Stat Dd PhD program.  So, I enrolled in Fall 2009."

All smiles!  Dr. Beckman and his committee, under the glow of success.

We wish Dr. Beckman all of the best as he and his family transition out to the east coast!  Matt will soon be starting in his new position in the Penn State University Statistics Department, as the Director of Undergraduate Programs.

Congratulations again, Dr. Beckman!  You will be missed, but naturally, your fruitful journey continues.

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