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Statistics

Amy Phelps, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor of Business Statistics at Duquesne University.  She incorporates service learning regularly in the instruction of her business analytics classes and is consistently nominated for the school's annual Consol teaching award.

Professor Phelps' strives to improve the instruction of Business Analytics by seeking pedagogy that gives her students practical skills and real-life applications of statistics.  She achieves this through the use of current technology in statistical software and by devoting her time to service learning, allowing her students to see first-hand applications of statistics while helping local non-profit organizations assess their own programs.

Professor Phelps' research focus is biostatistics.  She consults with the anesthesiology department at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh and is widely published in journals, including International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia and The Journal of Pain.  Her 2010 article in the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia was selected for Faculty of 1000 Medicine (www.f1000medicine.com).

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