Dr. Bethany J G White

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences

Statistics are everywhere!


 A basic level of statistical literacy and thinking is essential in today’s information-driven society, yet people rarely look forward to taking a required statistics course. What can we do to help facilitate statistics learning?


 My research interests revolve around the impact of structured learning activities and course formats on student attitudes and understanding. Blended course delivery and experiential education are two areas of particular interest. I have conducted a number of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects on the use of service learning, online discussions, personal response systems, and web applet activities in statistics and is currently conducting a comparative study of a blended versus traditional lecture-based introductory statistics course.

Contact Information



Statistical & Actuarial Science,

2nd Floor Western Science Centre

Western University

1151 Richmond Street

London, ON Canada N6A 5B7


Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84106

E-mail: bwhite AT stats DOT uwo DOT ca

Professional Activities



¨ STAT/BIOL 2244 - Statistics for Science/Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data


Faculty of Science Learning Development Coordinator


Faculty Associate in the Teaching Support Centre



Associate Editor, Journal of Statistics Education



Copyright Bethany White 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Braun WJ, White BJG and Craig G, (In press) “R Tricks for Kids”, Teaching Statistics.


Hondzel CD and White BJG (August 2012) “Service-learning in statistics: a success story” Interact: The newsletter of the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ University Extension and Community Engagement Network. 2, p 2.

White, BJG (2011) Articles on how statistics and probability are applied for “Spam Filters” and “Growth Charts” appearing in Encyclopedia of Mathematics in Society, Greenwald, SJ and Thomley, JE (Eds.), Salem Press.

White, BJG (August 2010) “Join the CSEN! Connect with Other Canadian Statistics Educators” SSC Liaison, 24(3), http://www.ssc.ca/webfm_send/482.

Cook RJ, White BJG, Yi  GY, Lee K, Warkentin TE (2007) Analysis of a nonsusceptible fraction with current status data. Statistics in Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sim.3102.


Steiner SH, Hamada M, White BJG, Kutsyy V, Mosesova S, and Salloum G (2007) Using projects in an advanced design of experiments class: A bubble mixture experiment example. Journal of Statistics Education 15(1), www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v15n1/steiner.html.








Text Box: “When I hear, I forget. 
When I see, I remember. 
When I do, I learn.”

~ Confucius