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Das honored for excellence in statistics education

Kumer Das, associate professor of statistics at Lamar University, was granted the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics by the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMAA) on Statistics Education at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Washington held Jan. 6-9.

The award recognizes an individual who has been teaching college-level introductory statistics from 3-15 years and who has shown both excellence and growth in teaching during that time.

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

Das joined LU in 2005 as an assistant professor of mathematics after completing his Ph.D. at Auburn University and has been teaching as an associate professor since 2011. Das is also director of LU’s Office of Undergraduate Research.