Carol Joyce Blumberg

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Carol Joyce Blumberg is an American statistician whose professional interests include survey methodology, design of experiments, and statistics education.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Blumberg earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan in 1972 and 1974 respectively. She earned a second master's degree at Michigan State University in 1981, and completed her Ph.D. there in 1982.[1]

Blumberg was a statistics professor at Winona State University from 1987 to 2006.[2] After her retirement as a professor emerita at Winona State,[1] she worked for the United States Department of Energy from 2006 to 2014.[2]

She was program chair for the Educational Statistics Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association in 1999–2000, and president of SIG in 2000–2001.[3] She also led the International Statistical Literacy Project of the International Association for Statistical Education from 2001 to 2006.[4]


Blumberg was chosen to become a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2010 "for notable contributions to statistics education at the national and international level; for outstanding teaching, advising and mentoring; for extensive service to the profession; and for contributions to the fields of educational statistics and energy statistics".[2] She is also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Carol Joyce Blumberg, Professor Emerita, University of Auckland, retrieved 2018-10-28
  2. ^ a b c "Carol Blumberg" (PDF), The Retiree Center Newsletter, Winona State University, p. 8, Fall 2017
  3. ^ "Past Presidents and Program Chairs, 1970–2008", History of SIG, retrieved 2018-10-28
  4. ^ Schuyten, Gilberte (December 2006), "The IASE statistics education community in 2006", IASE Review
  5. ^ Individual members, International Statistical Institute, retrieved 2018-10-28