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I currently live in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada and teach and write post-secondary mathematics and statistics online courses. I teach at Penn State University World Campus, Thompson Rivers University, and The Institute for Statistics Education (

While living in Nelson, I've also worked for Selkirk College (community college), SelfDesign (distance learning school), and zyBooks (developer of interactive online learning materials).

Between 2001 and 2008 I worked as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.

I obtained my PhD in Statistics at the University of Minnesota in 2001. During my graduate study, I worked as a teaching assistant, research assistant and instructor. I was also a statistical consultant for two summers. During the summer of 2000, I took part in 3M's Information Technology Summer Internship Program in St. Paul. In the summer of 2001, I worked in the Statistical Consulting Clinic at the University of Minnesota.

Between 1993 and 1996, I was an Assistant Statistician (in the UK Civil Service Fast Stream) at the Department of the Environment, now known as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, UK.

Prior to spending a year traveling and working my way around the world in 1992/93, from 1989 to 1992 I completed a Bachelor's degree in economics and statistics at the University of Birmingham, UK.