March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Judith Canner

CSU Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay, CA
Dr. Judith E. Canner received her B.S. in Mathematics from Shippensburg University, PA, in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Biomathematics and Zoology from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. She joined the Mathematics and Statistics Department at CSUMB as the first Assistant Professor of Statistics in 2010. Data science and statistics are increasingly in-demand skill sets, and it is important to provide undergraduate level training and curriculum in computation skills to support students in the modern workforce. Therefore, Dr. Canner began her career focused on the development of a new Statistics Program at CSUMB. She developed the Statistics Minor and created the Statistics Concentration in the Mathematics Major. In fall 2019, she will coordinate the new Statistics Major at CSUMB. She is a current member of the Executive Committee for the Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group for Statistics Education, and is current chair of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Statistical Association Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics. She created a new course on to provide Mathematics and Statistics majors with training in consulting practices through the lens of service learning. She and her colleague, Dr. Alana Unfried, recently published "Doing Social Justice: Turning Talk into Action in a Mathematics Service Learning Course" in PRIMUS.