Connecting, Uplifting, and Recognizing Voices

Johanna Hardin Speaker
Pomona College
Monday, Aug 7: 10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Invited Paper Session 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 
Undergraduate student populations are becoming increasingly diverse, and certainly they represent more intersectional perspectives than the statisticians who are typically written about in undergraduate textbooks (Bayes, Fisher, Pearson, Gosset, …). Inspired by a wonderful classroom session sharing the work of David Blackwell (when discussing the Rao-Blackwell Theorem), I have searched for scholars from many different backgrounds whose work connects, in some way, to the undergraduate curriculum. The resulting database (at allows educators to bring in examples of statisticians whose work is connected to the undergraduate curriculum. I describe the database, how I've used it in class, and how others can contribute.