Business Statistics (EC 220)
Introduces the concepts and application of statistics in management. Students learn to apply estimation and hypothesis testing to univariate and multivariate business problems. Topics include descriptive statistics and statistical inference; multiple regression; correlation; and trend and seasonal time series analysis.
Norman Sedgley -- Bio coming soon!
Chemistry and Society (CH 110)
How is chemistry useful to explain the world we live in? How has chemistry's discovery and development over time shaped human society? And what might we expect for the future? This core course for non-science majors uses stories from the history of chemistry -- past, present and the potential future -- to show how science influences the world around us. Students will gain insights into the workings of science and how to better discern the truth/uncertainty in current issues influenced by science and technology.
Dr. Brian Barr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University. In addition to the Messina program, he teaches undergraduate courses in biochemistry for Loyola science majors. Dr. Barr's research interests involve the development of renewable biofuels/bioenergy from cellulose and algae. Dr. Barr has been an advisor of first year students for many years and enjoys learning about the history of science.
Michael Puma was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Fordham University (BS, Psychology & American Studies) and Syracuse University (MsEd, Higher Education). He is currently completing a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Maryland, College Park. He spent his first nine years at Loyola in the Office of Student Life serving as both an Assistant Director and Associate Director for Living-Learning Initiatives. In 2011, Puma was named the Student Development Director of Messina. As Director of Messina, he designed and implemented yearly training and professional development opportunities for over 200 faculty, administrators, staff members and student leaders. Additionally, organized programming associated with the first-year Common Text, facilitated academic support sessions for Summer Orientation and Fall Welcome Week and served as a resource for first-year advisors. In 2017, he was recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.In his role as Dean, Mike works closely with the Academic Advising and Support Center, The Study, and the academic components of Messina to help individual students in their formation during challenging times and to develop programs and practices that raise the academic success of all students. At Loyola, Mike has also served as president of Loyola's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and is a member of OUT Loyola - Loyola's LGBTQ group for faculty, staff and administrators. He also is a trained Loyola Safe Zone and Step Up! Bystander Intervention Facilitator and a member of the Strategic Plan steering committee.
EC 220 fulfills the Math/Science core, and CH 110 fulfills a core science requirement for non-Science majors. Enrollment in this section is limited to students who have been accepted into the Sellinger Scholars Program.