Chester Ismay

  Chester Ismay

 

Education

  • B.S. Applied and Computational Mathematics, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • M.S. Statistics, Northern Arizona University
  • Ph.D. Statistics, Arizona State University

Current Courses Taught

  • MTH 120 – Elementary Statistics
  • CSC 211 – Computer Science I

Previous Courses Taught

  • MTH 120 – Elementary Statistics
  • MTH 331 – Probability

 

 

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

Conference Proceedings

McShane, J. M., Mlsna, P., Maynard, J., Ismay, C. and Brown, S. (2008) How prepared mathematically are entry level engineering students? Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition of the National Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Published Abstracts

McShane, J. M., Mlsna, P., Maynard, J., Ismay, C. and Brown, S. (2008) Mathematics Skills Assessment and Training in Freshman Engineering Courses. Abstracts of Papers Presented at MathFest 2008, 52.

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Ismay, C. (2014) Increasing Communication and Problem-Solving Skills in a Liberal Arts Probability Course. Joint Mathematics Meetings. Baltimore, MD.

Ismay, C. (2013) A Multivariate Extension for TestU01. Joint Mathematics Meetings. San Diego, CA.

Ismay, C., Maynard, J., and Brown, S. (2008) Mathematics Skills Assessment and Training in Freshman Engineering Courses. American Society of Engineering Education. Pittsburgh, PA.

Ismay, C. (2006) Which NFL Team is Best? Using Mathematics to Provide An Answer. Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO.

Department Colloquiums/Seminars

Ismay, C. (2012) Random Numbers: Their Importance and Rules for (Almost) Creating Them. Friday Afternoon Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Ismay, C. (2006) Ranking Methods: Determining the Best NFL Team Using Several Mathematical Techniques. Math and Computer Science Colloquium. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Statistics education
  • Statistical computing
  • Analysis of sports data

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • US Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Research Fellowship, Spring 2013
  • Arizona State University Block Grant Research Fellowship, Summer 2012
  • Northern Arizona University Master of Science Graduate With Highest Honors, 2008
  • Northern Arizona University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Student Scholar of the Year, 2007-2008
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Cum Laude Graduate, 2006
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Mathematics Senior of the Year, 2005-2006

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • The International Association for Statistical Education
  • The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • The International Association for Statistical Computing