David Diez focuses his time on web and product development. He is a quantitative analyst at Google / YouTube.
Chris Barr focuses his time on outreach and product development. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Harvard University and is currently studying business at Yale University.
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is a co-author on the textbook and also develops supporting material such as labs. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Duke University.
Andrew Bray develops statistics labs. He is a statistics post-doc at the Five Colleges Consortium and is teaching at Smith College.
Meenal Patel is a graphic designer for a firm in Minneapolis, MN, and she designed the OpenIntro website and regularly provides design support for OpenIntro resources.
Yongtao Guan provides senior mentorship to our team. He is a Professor of Management Science at the University of Miami School of Business.
Chris Pope reaches out to new users and helps develop collaborations for the project. He is a successful businessman from Costa Mesa, CA.
Shannon McClintock develops content for OpenIntro videos, and she is a Lecturer at Emory University.
David Laffie helps manage the OpenIntro forums as a content curator. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at Cal State - East Bay.
Rebecca Wolfson works on OpenIntro's social media presence and media strategy. She is a content producer at a San Francisco non-profit.
Chris Barr (president), Mark Hansen, David Harrington, Jeremy Kraut-Ordover (treasurer and secretary).
We are very grateful to the friends of OpenIntro who have volunteered along the way:
Filipp Brunshteyn (past fellow) provided guidance and support in developing project strategy.
Luke Paulsen (past intern/volunteer) performed and described analyses to highlight interesting data sets.
Sarah McGovern (past volunteer) helped jump-start the videos for OpenIntro Statistics.
Rob Gould (past fellow) provided advice and mentorship to the team.
We would also like to gratefully acknowledge Arnold & Porter LLP
, and in particular the talented members of their staff, including Maxwell C. Preston, Daniel Bernstein, and Louis S. Ederer, who have generously provided pro bono legal counsel in areas of copyright, intellectual property, and general corporate law.
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How are OpenIntro paperbacks priced?
Paperbacks are sold royalty-free: 100% of the sale price goes to
to cover printing, listing, selling, and distribution costs.
How are resources tested?
The textbook and other resources have been tested by
a wide range of instructors. For example,
has been used at over a dozen distinct colleges,
from courses at Edmonds Community College in Washington
to Princeton University in New Jersey to the Indian Institute of Management
in Ahmedabad, India. The feedback we've received from both students and teachers
help us constantly improve the textbook and our other resources.
How is OpenIntro different?
Innovation is often driven by enthusiasm, not money.
Our staff has volunteered thousands of hours
to develop the best resources and make them available
It is our mission to make educational materials available
and accessible to everyone.
We believe this is why OpenIntro has been a success:
teachers can relate to our values, they recognize
our high standards, and they enjoy knowing every student
in their classroom can access and afford the course materials.
If you are unsure whether a free product can compete, try it out.
You won't be forcing your students to pay anything extra if you
experiment with a free resource.
How can I contribute?
There are many ways to get involved or support the
1. Use open-source resources, and provide feedback
to help those resources improve.
2. Be an advocate for
open-source resources. Let other people know that
open-source resources offer benefits over
expensive alternatives: free and perpetual access
for all students before, during, and after the course.
3. If you are interested in becoming actively involved,
send one of our staff members an email to introduce yourself.
We're always looking expand OpenIntro to include new
people, projects, and ideas.