Dr. Randall Pruim

Dr. Randall PruimRandall Pruim is chair of Mathematics and Statistics department at Calvin College as well as director of the Calvin’s Integrated Science Research Institute (ISRI), which was founded in 2008 through a $1.1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The ISRI organizes a number of initiatives to deepen integrated approaches to science research and education. Initiatives of the ISRI have lead to grants from the NSF to provide scholarships to students who will combine computation with one of the traditional sciences like biology, chemistry, or physics and to renovate laboratory space to create the Integrated Science Research Lab, which combines both wet and in silico lab facilities in a state-of-the-art research space for faculty and students. Dr. Pruim is also part of Project MOSAIC, an NSF-funded initiative to improve the teaching of modeling, statistics, calculus, and computation nationally. The mosaic R package, available on CRAN, is a product of Project MOSAIC that makes it easier to teach calculus and statistics using R.


PhD Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA Mathematics and German, Calvin College

Areas of Expertise:

Statistics (biostatistics, statistical computation, statistical genetics)
Computational Science
Interdisciplinary Science Research and Education


Foundations and Applications of Statistics: An Introduction Using R (American Mathematical Society, 2011)


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Randall Pruim

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Instructor at Statistics.com since October 2012


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