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About the authors

Jennifer Peszka 
Jennifer Peszka is the Virginia A. McCormick Pittman Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Hendrix College. Her undergraduate education was at Washington and Lee University and her graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi. Peszka taught her first undergraduate statistics course in 1998. In 2015, she was named Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Peszka and her husband study sleep and live in the country with their menagerie of pets.  


Lindsay Kennedy 
Lindsay Kennedy is a Professor of Psychology at Hendrix College. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees and developed her love of statistics. She has taught undergraduate statistics at Hendrix College since 2011, where she also studies and promotes well-being in and out of the classroom. When she is not working on a statistics textbook, she enjoys woodworking, spending time with her children, and vacationing at the Delaware beaches. She is currently in her Reputation era. 

Marc Sestir 
Marc Sestir is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a Masters’ and PhD. in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught undergraduate statistics since 2008. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching basketball, hiking (but not watching it), and writing in the third person. 


Chris Spatz 
Chris Spatz was the author of the first 12 editions of Exploring Statistics: Tales of Distributions and, with his wife Thea Spatz, the publisher of the 11th and 12th editions. Spatz’ education included a PhD in experimental psychology from Tulane University and postdoctoral fellowships in animal behavior at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. He co-authored a Research Methods book with McGraw-Hill and was a section editor for the Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science(McGraw-Hill). He is delighted to turn the writing and publishing of Exploring Statistics over to his most capable colleagues. 

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