Beverly L Wood
Dr. Beverly Wood has been teaching statistics since 2004 and mathematics since 2009. She was an adjunct instructor at an adult learning center, two selective universities, and a community college before completing her doctoral degree. After three years on the full-time faculty of a state college, she joined Embry-Riddle in the fall of 2015.
Dr. Wood worked in various administrative positions prior to her graduate education. Duties have included inventory control, purchasing, budgeting, and project management in the areas of healthcare, light industrial assembly, and consumer products manufacturing. Combined with her graduate degrees in mathematics education, she is well suited for teaching statistics to business students. Graduate teaching duties included tutoring for remedial algebra and teaching mathematics for pre-service elementary school teachers. She now teaches a wide range of mathematics and statistics courses.
In 2016 the American Statistical Association endorsed a new version of its Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education: College Report (GAISE) after four years of effort by the writing team which included Dr. Wood. She has been active in virtual and in-person opportunities first to collect input then to disseminate the results. She is also participating in efforts to reach instructors at community and technical colleges who are less likely to be aware of modern standards for statistics education. Beginning in January 2019, she will serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee for the ASA's Section on Statistical Education.
Other research and professional development interests include the incorporation of active learning strategies in mathematics and statistics courses. She finds this particularly challenging in online and distance education, which makes ERAU her perfect research venue.
Married with two adult children, Dr. Wood lives in Virginia where her husband, Cary, is an IT Specialist for Shenandoah National Park. She has lived in eight states, partly due to her husband’s Air Force service, and has visited 48 states - Hawaii and North Dakota yet to go. She and Cary love to travel and hope to add Asia (during their daughter’s dissertation research) to their ever-expanding list of continents visited. In 2017, she made university trips to Brazil which brought the country count to 20.
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Mathematics Education), University of Virginia
- M.S. - Master of Science in Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin System : Oshkosh
- B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Tampa
- STAT 320: Decision Mathematics
MATH 106 - Basic Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 211 - Statistics with Aviation Applications
MATH 222 - Business Statistics
MATH 320 - Decision Mathematics
MATH 412 - Introduction to Probability & Statistics
- Strategy Precedes Operational Effectiveness: Aligning High Graduation Rankings With Competitive Graduation Grade Point Averages , Publications (2014)
- Quality Function Deployment and Proactive Quality Techniques Applied to University Lectures to Improve Student Feedback , Publications (2017)
- Updated Guidelines, Updated Curriculum: the Gaise College Report and Introductory Statistics for the Modern Student , Publications (2018)
- Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report 2016 , Publications (2016)
- The GAISE College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy in Central Virginia , Publications (2012)
- GAISE Into the Future: Updating a Landmark Report for an Increasingly Data-Centric World , Publications (2015)
- Multivariate Thinking in an Intro Stats Course \u2013 Is it Possible? , Publications (2016)
- Real Data is Messy... and Manageable , Publications (2017)
- GAISE in Discipline-Specific Courses , Publications (2013)
- Implementing the Common Core\u2019s Promise of Bringing Statistical Curricula into Line with Recommendations of NCTM, MAA, & GAISE , Publications (2014)
- A Comparison of Online and Traditional Chemistry Lecture and Lab , Publications (2018)
- GAISEing into the NEW Guidelines , Publications (2016)
- A Study of Video-Mediated Opportunities for Self-Directed Learning in Required Core Curriculum , Publications (2017)
- Video-Mediated Opportunities for Self-Directed Learning in Undergraduate Research Methodology Courses , Publications
- Seeing and Understanding Data , Publications
- Formative Assessment Techniques for Online Learning , Publications
- Seeing and Understanding Data: A Mini-Primary Source Project for Students of Statistics , Publications
- What Is Humanistic STEM and Why Do We Need It? , Publications
Faulconer, E.K.., Griffith, J.C., Wood, B.L., Acharyya, S., & Roberts, D.L. (2018). A comparison of online and traditional chemistry lecture and lab, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 19(1), 392-397. DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00173H
Wood, B.L., Mocko, M., Everson, M., Horton, N.J., & Velleman, P. (2018). Updated guidelines, updated curriculum: the GAISE College Report and introductory statistics for the modern student. CHANCE, 31(1), 53-59.
Memberships and Credentials
American Statistical Association
Mathematical Association of America
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics