The CAUSE Charter | CAUSEweb Code of Conduct

Arising from a strategic initiative of the American Statistical Association, CAUSE is a national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education, in four target areas: resources, professional development, outreach, and research. The overarching goals in each area are:

  • Resources: Collect, review, develop, and disseminate resources for members of the undergraduate statistics education community.

  • Professional Development: Coordinate, develop, and disseminate opportunities, programs, and workshops for teachers and others involved in statistics education projects and initiatives, present and future.

  • Outreach: Establish and promote communication and collaborations among statistics educators, as well as with other professional organizations and disciplines that are concerned with undergraduate statistics education.

  • Research: Promote and support the advancement of statistics and data science education research.

Our primary vehicle for communication is CAUSEweb.org, which was started with a grant from the National Science Foundation and is now generously supported by the Department of Statistics at Penn State University.

The CAUSE Editorial board is also the statistics editorial board for the MERLOT project.

Institutional Members (email mdb268@psu.edu with membership inquiries)

Amherst College

Appalachian State University

Austin Community College

Ball State University

Brigham Young University

Bucknell University

Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly at Pomona

Capital University

Carleton College

Central Michigan University

Clarkson University

Cleveland State University

The College at Brockport  SUNY

Columbus State Community College

Dordt College

Duke University

Dutchess Community College 

Eastern Kentucky University

Elon University

Florida Atlantic University

Franklin and Marshall College

Frostburg State University

Fullerton College

George Fox University

George Mason University

Georgia Southern University

Grand Valley State University

Grinnell College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hampton University

Harvard University

College of the Holy Cross

Illinois State University

Iowa State University

Joliet Junior College

Kenyon College

Lander University

Loyola Marymount University

Macalester College

Mayo Clinic

Michigan State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Monroe Community College

Montana State University

Moravian University

Muhlenberg College

Northern Kentucky University

Oberlin College

The Ohio State University

Pacific Lutheran University

The Pennsylvania State University

St. Cloud State University

Saint Lawrence University

Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Olaf College

Seattle Pacific University

Smith College

Sonoma State University

Taylor University

Texas State University

Truman State University


University of California, Irvine

University of California at Riverside

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Cincinnati

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of New Mexico

University of Northern Colorado

University of Texas at El Paso

Valparaiso University

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Westminster College

Winona State University

Wittenberg University


Director of CAUSE: Matt Beckman, Penn State University

Associate Co-Directors for Research: Laura Le, University of Minnesota and Jennifer Green, Michigan State University

USCOTS Program Chairs for 2025: Allan Rossman, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, and Kelly McConville, Harvard University

eCOTS Program Chair for 2024: Megan Mocko, University of Florida

Editorial Board

Camille Fairbourn (Associate Editor)
Utah State University

Lisa Green (Associate Editor)
Middle Tennessee State University

Ellen Gundlach (Associate Editor)
Purdue University

Nancy McCormick (Associate Editor)
Middle Tennessee State University

Megan Mocko (Associate Editor)
University of Florida

Mark Werner (Associate Editor)
University of Georgia

Carolyn Cuff
Westminster College

Chris Franklin
University of Georgia

Robert Gould
University of California at Los Angeles

Larry Lesser
University of Texas at El Paso

Robin Lock
St. Lawrence University

Jack Miller
University of Michigan

W. Robert Stephenson
Iowa State University

Jeffrey Witmer
Oberlin College

CAUSE Board of Directors

Ming-Wen An
Vassar College

Jennifer Broatch
Arizona State University

Ann Cannon
Cornell College

John Holcomb 
Cleveland State University

Leigh Johnson
Capital University

Karen Kinard
Tallahassee Community College

Jack Miller
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rebecca Nichols
American Statistical Association

Allan Rossman (Chair)
Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo

Ginger Rowell
Middle Tennessee State University

Research Advisory Board

Robert delMas
University of Minnesota

Jennifer Noll

Andrew Zieffler
University of Minnesota

USPROC/eUSR Organizing Committee

Mine Dogucu, University College London
Jingchen (Monika) Hu, Vassar College
Brianna Heggeseth, Macalester College
Maria Tackett, Duke University
Jennifer Ward, Clark College

Andrew Ferguson (Site Admin), Penn State University

Content Assistance
Sumeda Abeykoon, Middle Tennessee State University
Liming Wang, Middle Tennessee State University
Megan Schulz, Middle Tennessee State University
Darcel Roane, Penn State University

Contact CAUSE

Matt Beckman
Director, CAUSE
Department of Statistics
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Email: mdb268@psu.edu