Dr. Elizabeth Brondos Fry’s background is in Educational Psychology with a focus on quantitative methods and statistics education. She comes to CCL with over a decade of experience in higher education. Before CCL, Elizabeth taught statistics and data science courses, which most recently have included Data Visualization and Analyzing Social Issues with Data, using tools such as Tableau and R. Elizabeth is passionate about using data for good and helping others to find meaningful stories in data. Most recently, through integrating community-engaged learning in her courses, she and her students contributed to work helping to close racial disparity gaps in housing in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Elizabeth’s prior research has focused on the improvement of the teaching and learning of statistics. For example, she was involved in evaluating the impact of calls for reform in statistics education on introductory statistics’ instructors’ teaching practices and beliefs. She has collaborated on survey and assessment development to examine both instructor and student outcomes in statistics courses. She is also interested in exploring the impact of community-engaged experiences on student learning and motivation. Elizabeth has presented her work at various conferences, including Women in Statistics and Data Science, Joint Statistical Meetings, International Association for Statistical Education, U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics, and International Conference on Teaching Statistics. She has also co-authored publications in the Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education and the Statistics Education Research Journal.
Elizabeth is an Evaluation Associate on the Societal Advancement Insights and Impact (SavII) Team. She is the lead evaluator for custom evaluation work in higher education and provides internal research and evaluation support.
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.S. in Statistics from The Ohio State University
B.S. in Mathematics from Valparaiso University
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS)
Honors, Awards, Grants
- University of Minnesota Doctoral Student Nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)
- Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota (2015)
- Susan L. Huntington Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University (2007-2009)
Areas of Expertise
Data Visualization, Educational Research, Higher Education, Quantitative Methods, Statistics