Samantha Prins is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics where she teaches the general education introductory statistics course as well as a variety of courses for minors and majors in statistics. Sam uses a variety of learner centered approaches in her courses including POGIL and Team-Based Learning as well as combinations of lecturing and learner-centered approaches. Her work on learner-centered instruction in an upper level theoretical statistics course was published in the Journal of Statistics Education. Since joining JMU in 2006, Sam has participated in two Madison Teaching Fellows programs and recently became a faculty associate with CFI. Sam received a B.S. (Hons) in Statistics from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington. Her scholarly interests include environmental statistics and the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to statistics.
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