Blake Whitten

Blake Whitten
Lecturer of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lecturer of Economics, Tippie College of Business
Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, July 2007 - Present
Lecturer, Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, July 2007 - December 2017
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, UCSB, January 2001 - December 2003
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, January 2006 - July 2007
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, January 2004 - June 2007
Course Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, January 1992 - December 2000
Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, January 1988 - December 1992
Full-time Instructor, Northern Arizona University, January 1985 - December 1988

Contact Information

Primary Office: 260 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
319-335-0647

Websites

Office Hours

Monday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Education

  • PhD in Statistics, Florida State University, 2001
  • MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
  • MS in Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1985
  • BS in Mathematics and Business Economics, Northern Arizona University, 1983

Areas of Research Interest

  • Applied Time Series Forecasting
  • Business Applications of Statistics
  • Missing-Data Methodology
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Pedagogy and Education

Selected Professional Development

  • WileyPLUS User's Conference, Wiley, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 2009
  • Summit with Faculty Members who Teach Large Classes, Office of the Provost, Center for Teaching, Iowa City, Iowa, 2009
  • WileyPLUS Power Users Conference, John Wiley and Sons, Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008
  • Insights into Business Statistics and Analytics Success Summit, McGraw-Hill Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2018
  • Second Summit with Faculty Members who Teach Large Classes, Tom Rocklin, UI Vice Provost, 2008
  • Business Statistics Focus Group, McGraw-Hill, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 2012
  • Tippie College Summit for Prerequisite and Core Undergraduate Courses, Tippie College Undergraduate Program Office, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011
  • StatsPortal Focus Group, W.H. Freeman Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • Boston Business Statistics Forum, Pearson Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 2010
  • Business Statistics Focus Group, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 2010

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Tippie College of Business Faculty Member of the Year 2010, Tippie College of Business, 2010
  • Winner, Yongyuan and Anna Li Award for Best Student Research Presentation, Florida State University Department of Statistics Colloquium Series, 2001
  • Winner, Yongyuan and Anna Li Award for Best Student Research Presentation in Florida State University Department of Statistics Colloquium Series, 1999
  • Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University, 1998
  • Selection, College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 1991

Selected Courses Taught

  • Statistics for Business, STAT:1030, Spring 2019
  • Statistics for Business, STAT:1030, Spring 2018
  • Probability and Statistics, STAT:3120, Fall 2018

Selected Presentations

  • Whitten, B. W. (2010, January) Using Lanschool Software to Boost Teaching in UI Computer Labs. Demonstration presented at 4Cast 2010 Technology In Teaching Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Whitten, B. W. (2007, August) MBA-PM Quantitative and Excel Prep Workshop. Demonstration UI Tippie School of Management, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Last Modified Date: September 20, 2019