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Using Statistical Methods to Understand How We Live (ST 110)

The discipline of statistics will be introduced while frequently using examples and data that relate to the human experience. Using statistical analysis, we will develop a deeper understanding of how we are products of our society and how, together, we form society.

Faculty Biography

With a PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola Maryland, Dr. Auer brings a numbers side of things and a people side of things to his 36 year career as a stat professor at Loyola University Maryland.

You, Me and Society: What’s your story? (SC 101D)

We like to think of ourselves as unique beings, but are we? To what extent are we products of our society, shaped by our social class, race/ethnicity, gender?  Stories about who we are lead to the creation of data which needs to be analyzed in order to be understood. So social research is about telling and interpreting stories. The pairing of this course with Introduction to Statistics (ST110) provides students with the tools to understand patterns in people’s stories that illustrate the relationship between individuals and society.

Faculty Biography

Assistant Professor Amanda Konradi (Dr. K) came to Loyola in 2004, after earning a PhD from the University of California - Santa Cruz and teaching and gaining tenure at Ohio University. Dr. Konradi loves to teach, and helping others develop their skills has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She particularly enjoys teaching SC101D, because she thinks learning how we are situated in the world can help us develop our selves more completely and find successful strategies to negotiate work, education, and even recreation. Dr. Konradi also teaches research design, qualitative methods, gender studies, criminal justice, and deviance and social control. She has studied the involvement of rape survivors in the criminal prosecution of their assailants and has written about their reporting decisions, self-preparation for court events, emotion work, engagement with sentencing, involvement in plea bargains and testimony. She has also helped train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and explored how their services can be incorporated into a campus health system.  Her current criminal justice research concerns how college and universities handle sexual assault. Dr. Konradi is beginning work in the area of rare disease advocacy organizations.

Mentor Biography

Colleen Campbell joined the Loyola University Maryland staff in the fall of 2002 and is the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. The office has an Academic Enrichment Program that focuses on all incoming freshmen, first-semester transfers and any student-athlete below a 2.5 grade-point average. It also provides academic support, advising and other services to all varsity student-athletes.
Campbell previously worked at Temple University as an Academic Coordinator for the Athletic Department, and prior to that,she was a graduate student mentor for the Villanova University Athletic Department. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Education from Purdue University where she was a member of the swimming team. She has a Master's Degree from Villanova University in Counseling and Human Services and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration at Morgan State University.
She is an active member of the N4A (National Association of Academic Advisors for Student-Athletes). In June 2016, she co-presented a session, created with Kenneth Miles, the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Executive Director of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes at LSU, for the eighth-consecutive year during the N4A National Convention called "Recommendation for Rookies." The session provides advice and mentoring opportunities to young professionals new to the field of academic support for student-athletes.

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