Webinar title: “Looking back on 30 years of the Journal of Statistics and Data Science
Education with some of the founders”
Tuesday, October 19th (4:00-5:00pm ET)
In the October CAUSE/Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education webinar series, we
will take a step back in time to talk with some of the founders of what was initially the
“Journal of Statistics Education” and will be publishing its 30th volume in 2022.
In 1992, Daniel Solomon and colleagues organized a conference at North Carolina State
University to explore the idea of an “Electronic Journal: Journal of Statistics
Education”. Many ideas and considerable enthusiasm flowed.
The first issue of JSE was published in 1993 under the editorship of the late Jackie (E.
Jacquelin) Dietz and managing editorship of J. Tim Arnold. Other contributing editors
included Joan Garfield, Robin Lock, and Jeff Witmer. The inaugural issue included, among
other things, an interview with Fred Mosteller, the structure and philosophy of the
journal, and Joan Garfield’s widely cited paper “Teaching statistics using small-group
In this webinar, we will have a chance to hear from some of the founders about their
vision for the journal from three decades ago, their reflections on what has transpired
since then, and their prognostications for the future.
J. Tim Arnold is a Principal Software Developer at the SAS Institute. He served as the
founding managing editor of JSE.
Joan Garfield is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Educational Psychology at the
University of Minnesota. Joan served alongside the late J. Laurie Snell as co-editor of
JSE’s “Teaching Bits, a Resource for Teachers of Statistics”.
Jeff Witmer is Professor of Mathematics at Oberlin College and is the current editor of
the Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education. Jeff was a founding Associate
Editor for JSE.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 19th from 4:00-4:45pm ET.
Registration is required but is free:
Useful (but not required) background reading includes:
Arnold: Structure and philosophy of the Journal of Statistics Education,
Rossman and Dietz: Interview with Jackie Dietz,
We hope that you can join what promises to be a lively discussion about the founding of
the journal from some of those who had the vision and energy to make it a reality.
Leigh Johnson (Capital University) and Nick Horton (Amherst College)
Moderators, CAUSE/JSDSE Webinar Series
Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society (Statistics and Data Science)
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