Blake Whitten

Blake Whitten
Lecturer
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
Phone: 
319-335-0647
Office: 
260 SH
Office Hours: 
Monday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Research Interests: 
Applied Time Series Forecasting
Business Applications of Statistics
Missing-Data Methodology
Statistical Computing
Statistical Pedagogy and Education

Selected Professional Development

  • Pearson Education/IBM Business Analytics Group Meeting, Pearson Education, IBM, New York, New York, 2010
  • 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
  • Second Summit with Faculty Members who Teach Large Classes, Tom Rocklin, UI Vice Provost, 2008
  • Insights into Business Statistics and Analytics Success Summit, McGraw-Hill Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2018
  • 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

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.