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Brandi Post FalleyHometown:
- B.A., Psychology, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
- Teaching Assistant to Dr. Roger E. Kirk, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- Teacher of Record, Department of Statistical Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- Statistical Consultant, Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Bayesian Analysis, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials, and Statistical Applications in Biology and PsychologyDescribe Baylor in One Word:
I wanted to get away from psychology and yet I was still interested in math and numbers. Quantitative Psych was one option, but Statistics had more to offer in the long run.Why Baylor?
The stats department was similar to my undergrad! I can easily communicate with professors, and the students are like a big family! So, I get the close knit community, but at a larger school!Unique Aspects:
Ouachita was a very small, private, Baptist university, and I loved it. Baylor is a much larger school. There are a larger number of students and being in the Big 12 brings more events to attend. However, our department still has that ‘small school', close-knit feel, which is what I really love.Faculty:
The faculty in the statistics department is great. The professors typically have an ‘open door' policy, where a student is free to approach them to ask questions. Most professors are very understanding of a graduate student's lifestyle and understand that some students have families (spouses and/or children) that bring other responsibilities. It's a great environment and the faculty is very understanding.Baylor Community:
Again, the close-knit community is great. The students in the department get together outside of class to socialize. The Baylor community is fantastic. I love the events on campus – Christmas on 5th St, Homecoming, etc. Waco is a great town. It's got a small-town feel, but there are many things to do around Waco.Recommend Baylor?