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Deborah Rumsey


Deborah Rumsey

Professor of Teaching Practice


(614) 292-0779

227 Cockins Hall
1958 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics Education
  • Learning Spaces
  • Teaching Training and Support


  • PhD, The Ohio State University (1993)

I specialize in statistics education and have written a number of papers and given many talks and workshops on the subject. My special interests include introductory statistics curriculum and development, teacher training and support, and designing learning spaces.

Deborah Rumsey joined the statistics faculty in 2004. She currently teaches and coordinates STAT 1430 (Statistics for the Business Sciences). Dr. Rumsey is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She received her PhD in Statistics from Ohio State University in 1993. She is the co-founder of CAUSE: The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education, a nationally known group that promotes statistics education and has written papers and given talks and workshops in the area. She has written 5 books, including Statistics for Dummies, Statistics for Dummies 2, Probability for Dummies, Statistics Workbook for Dummies, and Essentials of Statistics for Dummies. She designed several of their first conferences: USCOTS – the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, which gathers over 400 members every other year. Dr. Rumsey is also involved with the Journal of Statistics Education.