David focuses his time on web and product development. He is a quantitative analyst at Google/YouTube.
Chris leads the administrative operations of OpenIntro, plays important roles in product development and editing, and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Biostatistics.
Mine 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 develops statistics labs and helps manage the Question Bank. He is a graduate student at UCLA Statistics.
Meenal is a graphic designer for a firm in Minneapolis, MN, and she designed the OpenIntro website and is regularly provides design support for OpenIntro resources.
Yongtao provides senior mentorship to our team. He is a Professor of Management Science at the University of Miami School of Business.
Chris reaches out to new users and helps develop collaborations for the project. He is a successful businessman from Costa Mesa, CA.
Sarah is a recent CSU Long Beach graduate who is developing and recording videos to accompany OpenIntro Statistics.
Shannon is a content curator who helps manage the forums, and she is an Instructor of Statistics at Emory University.
David helps manage the OpenIntro forums as a content curator. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at Cal State - East Bay.
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.
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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