Roger Woodard

Teaching Professor

Teaching Professor
173B Hurley Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-5213

How can new technologies improve how data science is 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 data science.

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 was named an N.C. State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor.

Roger Woodard 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.