Faculty/Contact

Have questions about the program? Please contact Tim Jacobbe.

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Tim Jacobbe
Associate Professor of Statistics Education and Program Coordinator
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences

Dr. Jacobbe is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for Mathematics and Statistics Education at the University of Florida. He has experience as an assessment specialist at Educational Testing Service and in the statistics education research community. As an assessment specialist, Jacobbe was one of the primary test developers for the AP Statistics Program. Dr. Jacobbe is currently the Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded LOCUS Project. As a researcher, Jacobbe has examined elementary school teachers’ understanding of various statistical topics in relation to the expectations described in the GAISE framework. He was an author on a team that produced Bridging the Gap between Common Core State Standards and Teaching Statistics and NCTM’s Developing Essential Understanding of Statistics for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6–8.

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Dick Scheaffer
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics

Dr. Scheaffer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics and has a Courtesy Appointment in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. Scheaffer was a pioneer in establishing statistics as a mainstay in the standards documents in the United States with his work on the Quantitative Literacy Project in the early 1980s. In addition to serving as the first Chief Reader for the AP Statistics program, Scheaffer is also one of the authors of the GAISE framework and the statistics sections of the Common Core State Standards as well as MET2 Document.