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First David S. Moore Teaching Award goes to Dr. John Deely


Dr. John Deely became the first recipient of the David S. Moore Teaching Award. This award was established to recognize and reward outstanding contributions to the quality of our service courses and is given no more often than every two years. (No one can receive it more than once.) The recipient receives $1,000 in an account available for travel and equipment expenditures.

Dr. John Deely, a specialist in Bayesian statistical research, also specializes in instruction. He teaches our largest course, STAT 113, Statistics and Society. This course is aimed at students in the liberal arts and related disciplines. It is non-traditional in content, broader and less algebraic than traditional courses. The philosophy of the course is that every educated person should be acquainted with statistical reasoning. By presenting practical real life examples from many areas of society and carefully demonstrating the elementary statistical techniques involved, this acquaintance is readily available.

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