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Center for Statistics and Data Science Education (CSDSE)


Center for Statistics and Data Science Education

The Center for Statistics and Data Science Education (formerly the Center for Statistics Education) is a Center of Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University.  The overall goals of the Center include promoting quality research among faculty, and working to improve statistics and data science education in the curricula across disciplines at Villanova by creating programs in statistics and data science education for current Villanova students. The Center also provides professional development for statistics and data science teachers in the greater Philadelphia region at the K-16 levels and will be conducting research on effective methods in statistics and data science instruction and pedagogy.




  • Michael A. Posner, Ph.D. PStat
    Associate Professor of Statistics and Data Science
    CSDSE Director 
  • Paul W. Bernhardt, Ph.D. 
    Associate Professor of Statistics
  • Peter Chi, Ph.D. 
    Assistant Professor of Statistics
  • Bright Nsowaa, Ph.D. 
    Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics
  • Tyler Kern
    CSDSE Graduate Assistant


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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
SAC Room 305
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4850
Fax: 610.519.6928

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Christine Gadonas 610.519.4809
Maria W. Barrett  610.519.4850  

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Contact Information

Michael A. Posner, Ph.D., PStat
Associate Professor of Statistics 
Phone: (610) 519-3016