Theresa Marchant-Shapiro Southern Connecticut State University, USA
received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, after having received statistical training both there and at the ICPSR summer program. For her entire career she has been just as interested in teaching as she is in research. She started teaching statistics to political science undergraduates over twenty years ago and has since participated in various NSF - and APSA-sponsored programs for teaching statistics and research methods. She currently teaches the methods classes at Southern Connecticut State University where she receives consistently high student evaluations—an unusual occurrence in methods classes. She has a chapter in Skott/Ward’s book with SAGE, Research Methods Through Active Learning
, and her current project addresses how prior professional experiences prepare U.S. presidents for the multifaceted requirements of the office.