Roger Woodard

How can new technologies improve how statistics are taught in higher education? An award-winning teacher and widely published author in statistics pedagogy, Professor Roger Woodard has dedicated his career to achieving excellence in teaching statistics.

Professor Woodard joined the University of Notre Dame in 2017 as the inaugural director of its new online M.S.-ACMS Data Science graduate program. Woodard came to Notre Dame after 14 years at North Carolina State University. At NCSU, Woodard was a teaching professor in the Department of Statistics and, since 2013, director of online programs in the Department of Statistics. Woodard has won numerous teaching awards, including the NC State Outstanding Teacher Award, the American Statistical Association’s 2005 Waller Education Award for excellence and innovation in teaching, and most recently, was named an N.C. State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor.

Roger Woodard graduated cum laude from Culver Stockton College with a B.A. in mathematics in 1992. He earned a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Missouri. When not in the classroom, he is an avid traveler and enjoys building furniture.