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Suzanne Thornton

Suzanne (Suzy) Thornton

Department Overview

Professor Suzanne (Suzy) Thornton completed a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Statistics at Rutgers in 2019. In 2020 she chaired an ASA presidential working group on LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in the discipline. In 2022 she was appointed to a three year term to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the US Census. Professor Suzy strives to teach her students to understand statistics as the language of science and prepare them to become stewards of the discipline. You can find her most up-to-date CV here.

Why is stewardship of statistics necessary in statistical education? Check out this article on "cargo-cult statistics".

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If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

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