Certificate, Advanced French Grammar, 20 @
Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III)
I am a statistician and data analyst who is passionate about data discovery, effective presentations, and graphical statistical exploration. Essentially, my strength is in simplifying difficult information to a broad audience. So far, I have done this through writing, school teaching and speaking at conventions and colloquia. Large periods of my life involve teaching at the high-school,
I am a statistician and data analyst who is passionate about data discovery, effective presentations, and graphical statistical exploration. Essentially, my strength is in simplifying difficult information to a broad audience. So far, I have done this through writing, school teaching and speaking at conventions and colloquia. Large periods of my life involve teaching at the high-school, community college- and college-levels, and technical writing for many types of published work on a single subject, such as JMP (advanced statistical software) including documentation, white papers, journal articles, courses, presentations and blog entries. By writing, presenting, and utilizing JMP, I mastered a vast toolbox of statistical methods. These methods are part of what I bring to Tada! Consulting.
At the North Carolina General Assembly, I evaluated government programs for efficiency and reported my findings to legislators. My diverse talents allowed me to work as a statistician and as head of publications.
I would like a position that uses my abilities in statistics, communication, and team management. I am equally comfortable as a data analyst, writer, or teacher/trainer. Public speaking, highly developed communications skills, and efficient research skills allow me to work in wide range of tasks and across teams.
Contributing at the senior management level for successful statistical discovery software, I developed a passion for mentoring. Guiding a department through difficult problems that benefit from multiple perspectives would be a good fit with my skills. Managing a group with technical and non-technical members, with strictly logical and wildly creative personalities, and both left- and right-brained contributors is where I can shine.
Some software that I've used effectively in the past include JMP, R, Excel, and Google's statistical products and APIs. I've also scripted in Perl and OS batch executables. My websites use Wordpress
Adjunct Professor @ This semester I am teaching a PhD-level seminar on Geometric Thinking. These students are the future leaders of our profession, so I emphasize their ability to write convincing papers that express their informed opinion on real and imaginary educational situations ("What if the next round of education cuts forces you to remove Geometry from the math curriculum?" or "You have been teaching with the common core for a year now. Make an argument to the statewide committee expressing your opinion of the curriculum, focusing on Geometry. Include its effects on geometric thinking and how it may affect other math courses.")
We are also focusing on some research-based geometrical concepts like the van Hiele model. Activities include learning them, and discussing how they could (or will) affect the teacher's thoughts on future Geometry tests. The PhD candidates will, in fact, take a test with dive questions from each van Hiele level so they can truly experience what each level is like, and how difficult questions from the upper tier can be.
Textbooks often have a large impact on how a course is taught, especially in math courses. We therefore will examine the development of textbooks starting with the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG, colloquially known as the "New Math), through the Common Core. Textbooks give you a glimpse into the soul of each movement, how they differ, and how they are similar. Topics like proof have waxed and waned, and I feel it's important for future math education leaders to know where our current curriculum came from.
And every one of them should have a well developed answer to "Why did (or do) we put Geometry in between the two algebra courses? Doesn't that force the Algebra II teacher to do weeks and weeks of review?" From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Adjunct Faculty @ Je donne une matière pour préparer mes élèves pour le Test d'Aptitude à la Gestion des Entreprises (TAGE 2), un test utilisé pour choisir les futurs étudiants qui souhaitent assister à l'une des écoles de gestion françaises.
N.B. Contrairement à la plupart des courses à SKEMA Raleigh, où les étudiants raffinent leurs compétences en anglais, je présente cette classe entièrement en français. From June 2015 to Present (7 months) CEO and Founder @ Example Coaching Clients:
Deusche Bank: Public Speaking for Programmers (2-day course, authored by me, from the Consulting's firm's bank of courses. )
Example Publishing Clients:
Editor and Compositor for Wake County Physician (Journal)
Example Educational clients:
WebAssign, Inc. (Raleigh, NC): Mathematics and Statistics coder. Used Perl, HTML, and Mathematica to design and publish online educational products. Limited contact with MASON.
Kaplan K-12 (New York, NY): Mathematics Editor. Edited an innovative algebra curriculum, determined its pedagogical soundness, reading level, and correctness of content.
LEARN NC (Chapel Hill, NC): Developed online curricula for middle and high school teachers' professional development.
Wake Technical Community College: Statistics and Contemporary Mathematics Instructor. Taught Statistics using Triola (!) Textbook, Contemporary math using COMAP. From April 2009 to Present (6 years 9 months) Program Evaluator and Head of Publications @ Conduct statistical evaluations of government agencies as directed by the General Assembly. Intensive work with legislators. Direct all web-based and printed materials.
My work optimized and strengthened state government services, saved millions of dollars, and reduced fraud. From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) Statistician and Statistical Trainer @ My team designed and populated a new data dissemination tool for use by North Carolina's 100 counties by using HTML, XML, and the existing IBIS system to produce HealthStats for North Carolina (http://healthstats.publichealth.nc.gov).
I found many of the statistics found on the site and recommended proper data displays for them. In addition, I prepared and gave training to county-level health departments, the intended users of the system.
I also sourced and maintained data for the Healthy North Carolina 2020 project. From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Statistics and Mathematics Instructor @ Taught introductory Statistics and Contemporary Mathematics to learners of all ages. In addition, I integrated Moodle/Blackboard in the classroom, and stressed the use of technology (including calculators and sites like Wolfram Alpha) in solving problems. From 2009 to 2010 (1 year) Senior Manager of Statistical Writing and Communication (JMP) @ Managed a group of statisticians and writers to produce documentation and other published items. My amazing group produced several thousand pages of documentation in many formats — PDF, HTML help, Windows help, and printed books. I also wrote many books on my own to teach software or statistics, including one book in French.
I was also a frequent speaker and presenter at customer sites and conferences on subjects from tips and tricks to advanced statistics to our scripting language. I also prepared some training courses, which I delivered myself, and frequently Contributed to our company blog, in both written and video formats. My personal, SAS-wide blog was consistently in the most-read list. From 1997 to 2009 (12 years) Performer, Instructor @ Performed and instructed classes in improvisation for applicants to the troupe. From April 1997 to November 2001 (4 years 8 months) Mathematics Curriculum Development Specialist @ I held two main responsibilities in this position. First, I developed a framework and wrote mathematics lessons, delivered online, and composed using Homesite, Frontpage, and other tools. This involved close collaboration withJava developers to create applets that dynamically taught these mathematics concepts.
In addition, SAS was opening its private school Cary Academy. I wrote the mathematics curriculum for use in grades 9–12 for Cary Academy in Cary, NC, relying heavily cutting-edge methods and technology. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Television Writer and Producer @ Wrote, produced, and hosted a live television show that spent 30 minutes teaching a mathematics concept and 30 minutes taking live call-in questions. I wrote and presented mathematics lessons at all levels. I even wrote and recorded (on a four-track recorder) the music. From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) House Emcee @ Performed as opening act and emcee for feature and headline comedians. From March 1995 to August 1996 (1 year 6 months) Dept Head, Math Teacher, Science Teacher @ 1992 Western Wake County Teacher of the Year From 1989 to 1996 (7 years)
Master of Arts, French Language and Literature @ North Carolina State University From 2006 to 2010 Certificate, Advanced French Grammar, 20 @ Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) From 2009 to 2009 Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Statistics @ North Carolina State University From 1999 to 2002 Master of Science, Mathematics Education @ North Carolina State University From 1994 to 1996 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Mathematics Education @ North Carolina State University From 1985 to 1989 Lee Creighton is skilled in: Statistics, Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Editing, JMP, R, Management, Teaching, Public Speaking, Analysis, French, Statistical Modeling, Data Mining, Team Leadership, Software Documentation
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