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Blake Whitten
Lecturer
Contact
319-335-0937
Office
S306 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Statistics, Florida State University, 2001
MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
MS in Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1985
BS in Mathematics and Business Economics, Northern Arizona University, 1983
Expertise 
EM algorithm
Markov random fields
MCMC simulation
Meta-analysis
Missing-data problems
Spatial and space-time statistics
Statistical computing
Awards 
Tippie College of Business Faculty Member of the Year 2010, Tippie College of Business, May 2010
Winner, Yongyuan and Anna Li Award for Best Student Research Presentation, Florida State University Department of Statistics Colloquium Series, 2001
Winner, Yongyuan and Anna Li Award for Best Student Research Presentation in Florida State University Department of Statistics Colloquium Series, 1999
Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University, 1998
Selection, College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 1991
Current and prior positions 
Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, July 2007 - Present
Lecturer, Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, July 2007 - Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, January 2006 - July 2007
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, January 2004 - June 2007
Visiting Assistant Professor,Department of Statistics, UCSB , 2001 - 2003
Course Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, 1992 - 2000
Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 1988 - 1992
Full-time Instructor, Northern Arizona University, 1985 - 1988
Presentations 

Using Lanschool Software to Boost Teaching in UI Computer Labs. 4Cast 2010 Technology In Teaching Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, January 2010

MBA-PM Quantitative and Excel Prep Workshop., Cedar Rapids, IA, August 2007

Committees and professional service 
Economics Dept. Undergraduate Education Committee, 2011 - Current
Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America) student organization, 2010 - Current
Society of Actuaries (SOA), 2008 - Current
TA Awards Committee, Department of Statistics, 2008 - Current
Additional training 
Business Statistics Focus Group, Attended Conference, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2012
Tippie College Summit for Prerequisite and Core Undergraduate Courses, Workshop, Tippie College Undergraduate Program Office, 2011
StatsPortal Focus Group, Attended Conference, W.H. Freeman Publishing Company, 2010
Boston Business Statistics Forum, Attended Conference, Pearson Education, Inc., 2010
Business Statistics Focus Group, Attended Conference, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Inc., 2010
Pearson Education/IBM Business Analytics Group Meeting, Attended Conference, Pearson Education, IBM, 2010
WileyPLUS User's Conference, Attended Conference, Wiley, Inc., 2009
Summit with Faculty Members who Teach Large Classes, Workshop, Office of the Provost, Center for Teaching, 2009
WileyPLUS Power Users Conference, Attended Conference, John Wiley and Sons, Publishers, 2008
Second Summit with Faculty Members who Teach Large Classes, Workshop, Tom Rocklin, UI Vice Provost, 2008