Rich is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia with an emphasis on teaching in the Statistics Department. His teaching experience began as a graduate student at the University of Georgia, and recently he’s regularly taught introductory statistics courses with 450-550 students each term. These teaching opportunities have incentivized a shift from research into Topological Data Analysis towards the study of providing high-quality instruction at scale. Rich has used a variety of tech tools to enable this instructional approach, and continues to work with students and colleagues to discuss ideas like auto-grading, authentic assessment, and course design to embrace contemporary technology while maintaining a high level of personal connection to students.
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