**Ann Esther Watkins** is an American mathematician and statistician specializing in statistics education. She edited the *College Mathematics Journal* from 1989 to 1994, chaired the Advanced Placement Statistics Development Committee from 1997 to 1999, and was president of the Mathematical Association of America from 2001 to 2002.^{[1]}^{[2]}

Watkins is a professor of mathematics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), her alma mater. She graduated from CSUN in 1970, and earned a master's degree there in 1972. She completed her Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of California, Los Angeles.^{[1]}

With Richard L. Scheaffer, she is the author of statistics textbooks including
*Activity-Based Statistics*,
*Statistics: From Data to Decision*,
and *Statistics in Action: Understanding a World of Data*.

She was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1999 "for innovative contributions to curriculum and pedagogy; for masterful teaching, and teaching of teachers; and for an extraordinary record of sustained and successful efforts to institutionalize reform in statistics education."^{[3]} She won the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.^{[4]}

## References

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^{a}^{b}"Ann E Watkins",*CSUN Faculty Profiles*, California State University, Northridge, retrieved 2017-10-27. **^***Ann Esther Watkins, 2001-2002 MAA President*, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2017-10-27.**^**"Speaker biography for James R. Leitzel Lecture",*Invited Addresses*, Mathematical Association of America, 2013, retrieved 2017-10-27.**^***2015 Lifetime Achievement Award*, Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education, 2015-10-13, retrieved 2017-10-27.

## External links

- Home page
- Ann E. Watkins publications indexed by Google Scholar

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