EDUCATION      

     Ph.D. in Statistics
(Minor: Educational Psychology), University of Arizona (anticipated 2016)
       Dissertation: “A Randomization Test for the Detection of Differential Item Functioning”

       Advisor: Nicole Kersting
 
     M.S. in Statistics, Iowa State University (2010)
       Creative Component: “How Good is your Eyeballing?”, an analysis of accuracy on elementary geometric tasks as they relate to the perception of statistical graphics.
       Major Professor: Heike Hofmann
      


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Graduate Teaching Associate (Instructor), University of Arizona Department of Mathematics
    Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor, Iowa State University Department of Statistics

PUBLICATIONS
 
     Rockoff, David M. and Hofmann, Heike. (2011) “How Good is your Eyeballing?” CHANCE 24(2).  [URL]

     Hofmann, Heike;  Cook, Dianne; et al (2011) “Delayed, Canceled, on Time, Boarding… Flying in the USA,”
       Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 20
(2)[URL]  [pdf]


     Rockoff, David M. and Yates, Philip A. (2011) “Joe DiMaggio Done It Again...and Again and Again and Again?”
       CHANCE 24
(1).  [URL]


     Hobbs, Jon; Fostvedt, Luke; Pintar, Adam; Rockoff, David M.; Kim, Eunice; and Griffiths, Randy. (2010)
       “Fixed-Cost Versus Fixed-Risk Post-Election Audits in Iowa,” CHANCE 23(3). [URL]  [pdf]


     Kahn, Ari B., Zeeberg, Barry R., Liu, Hongfang; Ryan, Michael C., Jamison, D. Curtis; Rockoff David M., Pommier,Yves; and Weinstein, John N. (2010) 
      
“Ontogenomic Study of the Relationship between Number of Gene Splice Variants and GO Categorization,” Bioinformatics 26(16). [URL]  [pdf]


     Rockoff, David M. and Yates, Philip A. (2009) "Chasing DiMaggio: Streaks in Simulated Seasons Using Non-Constant At-Bats,"
       Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 5(2). [URL]  [pdf]



AWARDS
 
     Outstanding first-year student
, Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, 
       University of Arizona (2011)


     First place, $5000 award
, Design for America challenge,
       for visualization of the spending data from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
       Iowa State Statistical Graphics Working Group (2010)

     Second place
, American Statistical Association Data Expo,
       for poster “Delayed, Cancelled, On-Time, Boarding ... Flying in the USA.”
       Iowa State Statistical Graphics Working Group (2009)

 

PRESENTATIONS

 
     “Statistics in the Community: Present and Future”  (Topic contributed panel)
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2010)


     “How good is your eyeballing?”  (Contributed paper)
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2009)


 
     "The Pros of Pro Bono Statistical Consulting”  (Invited panel)
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2009)

     
     “The Statistics of Election Auditing”  (Topic contributed paper)
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2009)

                      
                                                                                         

PRESENTED POSTERS

     “A Randomization Test for the Detection of Differential Item Functioning”
      University of Arizona Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Annual Student Research Showcase (2015)

     “Hitting Streaks in Seasons Using Non-Constant Batting Averages”
      New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (2009)


     “Statisticians Speak Out!”  (Topic contributed poster)
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2009)

     “How good is your eyeballing?”
      Iowa State University Department of Statistics 75th Anniversary conference (2009)


     “Statisticians Speak Out!”
      Iowa State University Department of Statistics 75th Anniversary conference (2009)

           
     “Chasing DiMaggio: Hitting Streaks in Seasons Using Non-Constant At-Bats”
      Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports (2008)


     “StatCom at Iowa State: Experiences and Projects in the First Year”
      Joint Statistical Meetings (2008)



SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

     Group Leader, Math 392, Undergraduate Directed Research in Sports Analytics (2016)

     Presenter, “This is Statistics”.  Outreach effort to K-12 students in the Tucson area (2016)

     Narrator, “Geometry in Context” (Joseph Thomas). Video for graduate fellowship to create 
     Common-Core-themed instructional films for high school geometry courses
 (2014)

     Research Mentor, “The Early Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball: A Comparative Analysis”  
     (Joseph Catallini), Honors College Undergraduate Thesis (2013)

     Executive Director, StatCom at Arizona, Student-run statistical consulting group that
     provides pro bono services to local organizations
(2010-present)

     ASA Committee on Pro Bono Statistics (2010-2011)

     Co-founder/Executive Committee member, StatCom at Iowa State (2007-2010)

     Student/Faculty Committee on Instruction, Iowa State University Dept. of Statistics (2007-2009)

     International Committee, Iowa State University Dept. of Statistics (2008-2009)

 
 
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
   
     Institute for Mathematics and Education, University of Arizona Department of Mathematics (2013)

     Iowa Workforce Development (2010)

     Iowa Department of Human Services (2006-2009)



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

EMPLOYMENT
 
     Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst, Alexandria (VA) City Public Schools  (2004-2006)
 
     Statistical Consultant/Tutor, Self-employed (2004-2006)
 
     Statistician, Aspen Systems Corporation (2000-2003)