Student Testimonials - Math and Statistics

Le Wang

Le (Shirley) Wang - Applied Statistics

I started my second Master’s in the Applied Statistics Program in 2011. I have been a teaching assistant and research assistant in both the Biology and Statistics Programs and I also work in the Mathematics Learning and Resources Center. My great experience at Villanova has built up my knowledge, developed my research abilities, and improved my communication skills. I am going to the PhD Program of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania this fall and I am very glad that Villanova has helped me get ready for this new journey.


Colleen Kelly - MA Mathematics ’05

"The masters program in mathematics has given me the teaching skills to present to my high school students the knowledge, skills, and study habits in mathematics to take with them in their future endeavors. Through my graduate assistant experience, and courses, I learned how to effectively integrate technology and critical thinking skills in the classroom. Any accomplishment in continuing my further studies in mathematics is accredited to the dedicated faculty with their effective and outstanding expertise in the field."


Mike Perekupka

Mike Perekupka - Applied Statistics

I have been a student in the Master of Science in Applied Statistics graduate program here at Villanova. I am a 2004 graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, PA (Delaware County) and a 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education Mathematics.

I currently teach mathematics, including Advanced Placement Statistics, at Cinnaminson High School, Cinnaminson, NJ, and also coach varsity boys’ and girls’ tennis.  I chose Villanova for its excellent reputation and their appreciation of public school educators seeking advanced degrees.


Quintin Todd

Quintin Todd - Applied Statistics

I grew up in Paoli, PA and graduated from Bloomsburg University where I obtained my BA in Mathematics-Statistics with a Minor in Economics in December of 2008. I currently attend Villanova University on a part-time basis working towards obtaining a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics. I also work full time as an analyst at large call center where I use SAS (Statistical Analysis System) to complete various analysis and reporting related requests to maximize call center performance and customer satisfaction.



Tashana Davis - Applied Statistics

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, I heard of the prominence and prestige of Villanova University. Wanting to choose a school that would challenge and encourage my goals and ambitions, I decided that Villanova was the best school for me. During my undergraduate journey here at Villanova, I was accepted into the 5-year BS/MS program. The 5-year BS/MS Program allowed me to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics in five years.  Since I was a young child, I always knew I had a future working with numbers and making projections based on what I found. I have always dreamed of a career where I could incorporate numbers and help individuals. I realized that becoming a statistician will help me to achieve these aspirations while also making a difference in people’s lives.  It is a career that I have chosen because it has a diverse and challenging future with opportunities to utilize my analytical skills. I could not have selected a better school to help educate and prepare me with the world of statistics and its real world applications.


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Contact Information


Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Tel: 610.519.4850
Fax: 610.519.6928

Graduate Mathematics Director:  Dr. Klaus Volpert