# Deborah J. Rumsey

**Deborah Jean Rumsey-Johnson** (born 1961)[1] is an American statistician and statistics educator. She is an associated professor and program specialist in statistics at the Ohio State University.[2]

## Education and career

Rumsey earned her Ph.D. at Ohio State in 1993. Her dissertation, *Nonresponse in Social Network Analysis*, was supervised by Elizabeth Stasny.[3]
In 2002 she became founding director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.[4] She directed the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at Ohio State from 2000 to 2004,[5] and became a faculty member in the Ohio State Department of Statistics in 2004.[2][5]

## Contributions

Rumsey is the author of five books on statistics in the "For Dummies" book series.[2] She is also the author of highly-cited research publications on the statistics of people seeking employment,[6] and on education for statistical literacy.[7]

## Recognition

Rumsey was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2006.[8]

## References

- Birth year from WorldCat author listing, accessed 2018-11-25.
- "Deborah Rumsey: Associated Professor & Program Specialist",
*People*, Ohio State University Department of Statistics, retrieved 2018-11-25 - Deborah J. Rumsey at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Witmer, Jeff (Summer 2002), "Message from the Section Chair",
*Newsletter of the Section on Statistical Education of the American Statistical Association*, vol. 8 no. 2 -
*History*, Ohio State University Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center, 2012-12-03, retrieved 2018-11-25 - Wanberg, Connie R.; Watt, John D.; Rumsey, Deborah J. (1996), "Individuals without jobs: An empirical study of job-seeking behavior and reemployment.",
*Journal of Applied Psychology*,**81**(1): 76–87, doi:10.1037/0021-9010.81.1.76 - Rumsey, Deborah J. (January 2002), "Statistical Literacy as a Goal for Introductory Statistics Courses",
*Journal of Statistics Education*,**10**(3), doi:10.1080/10691898.2002.11910678 -
*ASA Fellows list*, American Statistical Association, archived from the original on 2019-04-25, retrieved 2018-11-19