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Ellen Gundlach

Bronze Level Contributor  Peer Reviewer
Lecturer, Course Coordinator
Statistics Department, Purdue University
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Nov 01, 2013
Member Since: May 09, 2008



Primary Affiliation:
  • Purdue University System - Purdue University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, IN, United States)

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  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

  • Education/General (Advanced)
    K-12 Outreach for math, science, and statistics. Also bringing writing and quantitative literacy into classes across the curriculum. Hands-on active learning.
  • Mathematics and Statistics/Statistics and Probability (Advanced)
    I am interested in Statistics Education, especially a the introductory level. I also work with interdisciplinary projects and incorporating writing and quantitative literacy across the curriculum.
  • Science and Technology/General Science (Intermediate)
    I have degrees in physical chemistry, but I partner with a biology professor to bring quantitative literacy to her students and to bring a biological context to my students.

Education History

  • M.S. Physical Chemistry (05/1998)
    The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Chemistry (04/1994)
    Florida State University


  • Associate Editor (12/2009 - Current) CAUSE and MERLOT
  • Continuing Lecturer and Course Coordinator (01/2002 - Current) Statistics Department, Purdue University
  • Freelance supplement and comparative review writing for David Moore's books (09/2003 - 08/2008) W.H. Freeman
  • Visiting Instructor (08/1999 - 05/2001) Mathematics Department, Purdue University
  • Adjunct Faculty (01/1999 - 08/1999) Mathematics and Basic Skills Department, Ivy Tech State College (2-year school)
  • Teaching Assistant and Reseach Assistant (09/1995 - 05/1998) Chemistry Department, The Ohio State University
  • Teaching Assistant and Reseach Assistant (01/1994 - 04/1994) Chemistry Department, Florida State University
  • Tour Guide in Vanderbilt Mansions "The Breakers" and "Marble House" (07/1989 - 08/1990) The Preservation Society of Newport County (Rhode Island)


  • Gundlach, Ellen. (2008). Instructor’s Solutions Manual for The Practice of Business Statistics. W.H. Freeman.
  • Gundlach, Ellen. (2008). Student Solutions Manual for The Practice of Business Statistics. W.H. Freeman.

Honors and Awards

  • Grand Prize winner of the American Statistical Association's Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition (07/2010)
    Competition for a hands-on activity to be used in the American Statistical Association's booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • Award for Excellence in Distance Learning (04/2010)
    Purdue University's award for best for-credit distance learning campus of the year.
  • Instructional Development Center Distance Education Incentive Award (03/2009)
    Excellence in Online course design.
  • Co-PI on NSF CCLI Type I grant (12/2008)
    Teaching Experimental, Ethical, and Quantitative Biology. Nancy Pelaez (Biology, Purdue) is PI. We use Calibrated Peer Review to bring exp., ethical, and quant. literacy to her biology students and also a biological context to my statistics students.
  • Associate Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy (10/2008)
    The Teaching Academy is a select group of faculty members at Purdue University who work to improve the quality of teaching at the university.
  • David S. Moore Service Teaching Award (04/2007)
    Awarded for service to the introductory-level service courses in the Statistics Department at Purdue.
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award (02/2007)
    Awarded for my work mentoring teaching assistants.

Teaching Experience

  • STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods (Fall 2003)
    Purdue University - Introductory Statistics
    I've taught this one every semester (including summers) since Fall 2003 and am the course coordinator. We use Moore/McCabe/Craig's book.
  • STAT 225 Introduction to Probability (Winter 2002)
    Purdue University - Introductory Probability
    I taught this one for a few years, but now I am just the course coordinator for the t.a.s who teach it.
  • Algebra (Spring 1999)
    Purdue University, Ivy Tech State College - Algebra, Mathematics
    I taught several different levels of this course at both Purdue and a community college for about 2 1/2 years.
  • General Chemistry, honors (Winter 1996)
    The Ohio State University - Chemistry
    I taught the recitation and lab sections for the honors course.
  • Physical Chemistry (Fall 1995)
    The Ohio State University - Physical Chemistry
    I taught both the recitations and the labs for this course for several years.
  • Organic Chemistry Lab (Spring 1994)
    Florida State University - Organic Chemistry
    I taught the organic chemistry II lab and graded the exams.


  • CAUSE webinar, 10/12/2009
    Using Calibrated Peer Review in Statistics and Biology: A Coordinated Statistical Literacy Project
  • Over 30 Calibrated Peer Review assignments, many of the newer ones are posted on the new CPR Central Library.