Our department is very pleased with the hiring of Dr. Mark Werner, who started his position as Lecturer in August 2010. Mark will play an important role in teaching statistics for business students, and is also interested in further pursuing his interests in statistics education. Welcome Mark!
We would also like to congratulate Dr. Kim Gilbert and Jack Morse, in that their positions are now permanent instead of temporary. Kim is a Lecturer, primarily working with MSIT 3000 classes (along with Mark), and Jack Morse is now a permanent Instructor who teaches STAT 2000 classes.
Dr. Kim Love-Myers is replacing Dr. Chen as Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center. Kim comes to us from the Warnell School of Forestry, and she brings with her significant consulting experience along with an outstanding vision for consulting center operations. We look forward to a cordial and mutually-productive working relationship. Welcome Kim!
Dr. Jien Chen, Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center, left the department and the university on July 1 to relocate to Virginia to be with her husband, Dr. Qin Wang, who is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. The department and the SCC will miss her valuable contributions. We are very grateful for all that Jien has done here at UGA and wish her the very best with her relocation and future endeavors. Thank you Jien!
The department is excited to host a reception at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC. The event will take place at 5:30 pm in the Convention Center room CC-4 (East) on Monday, August 2, 2010. If the JSM is in your travel plans, please make sure that you stop by at the reception!