The CAUSE Charter | CAUSEweb Code of Conduct

Arising from a strategic initiative of the American Statistical Association, CAUSE is a national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education, in four target areas: resources, professional development, outreach, and research. The overarching goals in each area are:

  • Resources: Collect, review, develop, and disseminate resources for members of the undergraduate statistics education community.

  • Professional Development: Coordinate, develop, and disseminate opportunities, programs, and workshops for teachers and others involved in statistics education projects and initiatives, present and future.

  • Outreach: Establish and promote communication and collaborations among statistics educators, as well as with other professional organizations and disciplines that are concerned with undergraduate statistics education.

  • Research: Promote and support the advancement of statistics and data science education research.

Our primary vehicle for communication is CAUSEweb.org, which was started with a grant from the National Science Foundation and is now generously supported by the Department of Statistics at Penn State University.

The CAUSE Editorial board is also the statistics editorial board for the MERLOT project.

Institutional Members (email dkp13@psu.edu with membership inquiries)

Amherst CollegeFranklin and Marshall CollegeMichigan State UniversityTruman State University
Appalachian State UniversityFrostburg State UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversityUCLA
Austin Community CollegeFullerton CollegeMonroe Community CollegeUniversity of California, Irvine
Ball State UniversityGeorge Fox UniversityMontana State UniversityUniversity of California at Riverside
Brigham Young UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityMoravian UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Bucknell UniversityGeorgia Southern UniversityMuhlenberg CollegeUniversity of Cincinnati
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health SciencesGrand Valley State UniversityNorthern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of Florida
Cal Poly at San Luis ObispoGrinnell CollegeOberlin CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Cal Poly at PomonaGustavus Adolphus CollegeThe Ohio State UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Capital UniversityHampton UniversityPacific Lutheran UniversityUniversity of Minnesota
Carleton CollegeHarvard UniversityThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of New Mexico
Central Michigan UniversityCollege of the Holy CrossSt. Cloud State UniversityUniversity of Northern Colorado
Clarkson UniversityIllinois State UniversitySaint Lawrence UniversityUniversity of Texas at El Paso
Cleveland State UniversityIowa State UniversitySaint Mary's College of CaliforniaValparaiso University
The College at Brockport  SUNYJoliet Junior CollegeSaint Olaf CollegeVassar College
Columbus State Community CollegeKenyon CollegeSeattle Pacific UniversityVillanova University
Dordt CollegeLander UniversitySmith CollegeVirginia Tech
Duke UniversityLoyola Marymount UniversitySonoma State UniversityWestminster College
Dutchess Community College Macalester CollegeTaylor UniversityWinona State University
Eastern Kentucky UniversityMayo ClinicTexas State UniversityWittenberg University
Elon University   
Florida Atlantic University   


Director of CAUSE: Dennis K. Pearl, Penn State University

Associate Co-Directors for Research: Laura Le, University of Minnesota and Matt Beckman, Penn State University

USCOTS Program Chairs for 2025: Allan Rossman, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, and Kelly McConville, Harvard University

eCOTS Program Chair for 2024: Megan Mocko, University of Florida

Editorial Board

Camille Fairbourn (Associate Editor)
Utah State University

Lisa Green (Associate Editor)
Middle Tennessee State University

Ellen Gundlach (Associate Editor)
Purdue University

Nancy McCormick (Associate Editor)
Middle Tennessee State University

Megan Mocko (Associate Editor)
University of Florida

Mark Werner (Associate Editor)
University of Georgia

Carolyn Cuff
Westminster College

Chris Franklin
University of Georgia

Robert Gould
University of California at Los Angeles

Larry Lesser
University of Texas at El Paso

Robin Lock
St. Lawrence University

Jack Miller
University of Michigan

W. Robert Stephenson
Iowa State University

Jeffrey Witmer
Oberlin College

CAUSE Board of Directors

Ming-Wen An
Vassar College

Jennifer Broatch
Arizona State University

Ann Cannon
Cornell College

John Holcomb 
Cleveland State University

Leigh Johnson
Capital University

Karen Kinard
Tallahassee Community College

Jack Miller
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rebecca Nichols
American Statistical Association

Allan Rossman (Chair)
Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo

Ginger Rowell
Middle Tennessee State University

Research Advisory Board

Robert delMas
University of Minnesota

Jennifer Noll

Andrew Zieffler
University of Minnesota

USPROC/eUSR Organizing Committee

Mine Dogucu, University College London
Jingchen (Monika) Hu, Vassar College
Brianna Heggeseth, Macalester College
Maria Tackett, Duke University
Jennifer Ward, Clark College

Andrew Ferguson (Site Admin), Penn State University

Content Assistance
Sumeda Abeykoon, Middle Tennessee State University
Liming Wang, Middle Tennessee State University
Megan Schulz, Middle Tennessee State University
Darcel Roane, Penn State University

Contact CAUSE

Dennis Pearl
Director, CAUSE
Department of Statistics
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Email: dkp13@psu.edu