Jill VanderStoepAssistant Professor of Mathematics Instruction
Jill Vredevelt ’87 VanderStoep joined the faculty at her alma mater in 1999. She primarily teaches statistics courses, but also enjoys teaching General Education Math & Science courses and First Year Seminar. Jill is a co-author on the Introduction to Statistical Investigations textbook used at Hope College.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Jill is interested in improving statistics education. She has presented at national conferences and many workshops. The focus of her work is on curriculum development that enhances statistical learning through simulation and randomization techniques and active learning pedagogy.
- M.S., biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1991
- M.S., applied mathematics, University of Illinois, 1989
- B.S., mathematics, Hope College, 1987
HONORS, GRANTS, & AWARDS
- Best Journal of Statistics Education paper, 2018 and 2012
- Daniel Solow Author’s Award for Introduction to Statistical Investigations, Mathematics Association of America, 2018
- Most Promising New Textbook Award for Introduction to Statistical Investigations, Textbook and Academic Authors Association, 2017
- National Science Foundation grants to develop and disseminate simulation and randomization techniques for teaching statistics, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017
- Intermediate Statistical Investigations, with Tintle, B. Chance, K. McGaughey, S. Roy and T. Swanson, John Wiley & Sons, 2020
- Introduction to Statistical Investigations, AP Version, with Tintle, Ruth Carver, B. Chance, G. Cobb, A. Rossman, S. Roy and T. Swanson, John Wiley & Sons, 2018
- “Assessing the Association between Pre-course Metrics of Student Preparation and Student Performance in Introductory Statistics: Results from Early Data on Simulation-based Inference vs. Non-simulation Based Inference,” with N. Tintle, Jake Clark, K. Fisher, B. Chance, G. Cobb, S. Roy, and T. Swanson, Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
- Introduction to Statistical Investigations, with N. Tintle, B. Chance, G. Cobb, A. Rossman, S. Roy and T. Swanson, John Wiley & Sons., 2018; 2nd ed., 2020
- “Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum,” with N. Tintle, B. Chance, G. Cobb, S. Roy and T. Swanson, The American Statistician, 2015
- “Retention of Statistical Concepts in a Preliminary Randomization-Based Introductory Statistics Curriculum,” Statistics Education Research Journal, 2012
- “Development and Assessment of a Preliminary Randomization-Based Introductory Statistics Curriculum,” Journal of Statistics Education, 2011
Outside the college
Jill is involved with her home church at First Reformed as a choir member, Sunday school teacher, chair of the Children's Education Ministry Team and elder. She enjoys sports and stays active by playing beach volleyball in the summer on Lake Michigan's beautiful shoreline, indoor volleyball in the winter and year-round cardio tennis. She and her husband Scott, dean for the social sciences, can also be seen cheering on their children at volleyball, tennis and track events.