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Dordt Professor Nathan Tintle receives award for teaching statistics

August 12, 2013

The American Statistical Association (ASA) awarded the prestigious Waller Education Award to Dordt College Professor of Statistics Dr. Nathan Tintle. He was honored at a ceremony held August 4 during the Joint Statistical Meeting in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The Waller Education Award was established by retired ASA Executive Director Ray Waller and his wife, Carolyn, to recognize a statistics teacher, early in his or her career, for excellence and innovation in teaching introductory undergraduate statistics. Tintle was honored for his outstanding contributions to and innovation in the teaching of elementary statistics.

Tintle has earned several awards during his two years at Dordt College: a best paper award from the Journal of Statistics Education, the Award for Noteworthy Scholarship by Dordt College, and three external grants worth more than $588,000, including a substantial National Institutes of Health grant for work with the Human Genome Research Institute.

Tintle is also active in the development of new curricular materials and pedagogical strategies in undergraduate statistics education. He has published 12 peer-reviewed articles, delivered eight conference presentations in the last two years, and has mentored more than 40 undergraduate research fellows since 2006.

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States and operates in more than 90 countries. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, visit

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