June Morita

Distinguished Teaching Award

Department: Senior Lecturer, Statistics and Management Science, School of Business Administration; 14 years at UW.

Courses Taught: Basic Statistics, Introduction to Probability & Statistical Inference, Statistics for Social Scientists, Probability & Statistics for Engineers and Science, Introduction to Data Analysis, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Teaching Statistics to Kids, Introduction to Statistical Methods.

Achievements: Besides excelling as a teacher of undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, she has been routinely praised for her work teaching in the M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. programs. She also spends a lot of time on outreach, volunteering to teach math lessons and advise teachers at Seattle elementary schools. She organized a statewide quantitative literacy training program for elementary school teachers, and was twice chosen the Business Professor of the Quarter. She was named "outstanding faculty" in the 1997 Businessweek Guide to Best Business Schools.

Quote: "June is one of those rare individuals who can be classified as a 'teacher's teacher.' She has demonstrated a continuous dedication to improving her own teaching as well as the teaching of her colleagues and K-12 teachers."--Management Sciences Chair Ted Klastorin

Biography: A.B., Mathematics and Anthropology, Cal-Berkeley, 1976; M.A., Statistics, Cal-Berkeley, 1978; Ph.D., Statistics, Cal-Berkeley, 1984.

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