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Judith Canner

Mathematics & Statistics

Contact information

(831) 582-4403

Building & room

Chapman Science Academic Center

Office hours

* Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-3pm * Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm * or by Appointment



  • B.S. in Mathematics (Applied), Shippensburg University, PA (2004)
  • Ph.D. in Biomathematics and Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (2010)


I believe that learning is done best by doing. Almost all of my courses include major projects and in class group tasks. I teach a variety of courses including (most frequently):

  • STAT 210: Statistical Computing with R
  • STAT 250: Applied Statistics for Science and Technology
  • STAT 310: Data Visualization
  • STAT 320: Nonparametric Statistics
  • STAT 325: Experimental Design and Analysis
  • STAT 410: Generalized Linear Models
  • MATH 320: Applied Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 362S: Mathematics and Statistics Consultants


  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • Applied Statistical Modeling
  • Experimental Design
  • Statistics Education
  • General Consulting

Special Activities

On Campus

  • Statistics Program Coordinator
  • Past Quantitative Reasoning Assessment Coordinator
  • Chair, College of Science Curriculum Committee
  • Chair, College of Science Executive Committee
  • Senate Curriculum Committee Council

National Organizations

  • Past-Chair, MAA Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Statistics Education (SIGMAA Stat Ed)
  • Board Member, California Alliance for Data Science Education
  • Member, MAA-CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Year

Special Programs
Dr. Canner the Principal Investigator on the NIH funded Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program at CSUMB, overseeing a special summer research program for CSUMB students from across disciplines at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics, curriculum develop and redesign with an emphasis on biomedical data science across programs in the College of Science, and supporting faculty development and training in data science.


  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Church