Stacey Hancock


  • Ph.D. (Statistics), Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2008)

  • M.S. (Statistics), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (2004)

  • B.A. (Mathematics and Music), Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (2001)

Research and Projects

"Far better an approximate answer to the right question, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise." John Tukey

My primary research interests lie in statistics education. Currently, we are exploring how students use metaphors and metonymies when learning statistical concepts related to sampling distributions and informal statistical inference. Additional research topics include time series analysis, specifically, change-point detection, and statistical applications in ecology.

Recent Activities

Selected Publications



"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions she can ask her pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions she inspires them to ask her which she finds it hard to answer." Alice Wellington Rollins

Spring 2017 Office Hours

  • Tue/Thur 3-4pm and Wed 9-10am, or by appointment

Spring 2017 Courses