About the Author
Ann E. Watkins is professor of mathematics at California State University, Northridge. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before moving to CSUN in 1990, she taught for 15 years at Los Angeles Pierce College and before that taught junior high school. She is the former president of the Mathematical Association of America, having served previously as second vice-president, governor of the Southern California Section, chair of the Coordinating Council on Education, and co-editor of the College Mathematics Journal. She is a former chair of the Advanced Placement Statistics Development Committee. She was selected as the 1994-1995 Cal State Northridge Outstanding Professor and won the 1997 Cal State Northridge Award for the Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness. In 1999, she was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.