Lamar professor recognized for excellence in teaching introductory statistics

Kumer Das, a Lamar University associate professor of statistics, recently received the Robert Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics from the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMAA) on Statistics Education.

The designation, which was given at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, recognizes an individual teacher with three to 15 years of experience in teaching statistics who has shown both excellence and growth during that time.

The late Robert Hogg, whom the award honors, taught statistics at the University of Iowa. He is known for his textbooks on statistics and fervent advocacy for statistics education. Hogg served as the president of the American Statistical Association in 1988.

Das has been an associate professor since 2011. He joined Lamar back in 2005 as an assistant professor of mathematics after completing his Ph.D. at Auburn University. Das is also the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Lamar.

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