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Christine Franklin

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Senior Lecturer Emeritus
American Statistical Association (ASA) K-12 Statistical Ambassador
Chris and Statistics Colleagues at Retirement Party
Chris enjoying her passion--scoring the Georgia Baseball games. Go Dawgs!


Venture Scout Crew 1 hiking in Yellowstone National Park summer 2018- over 70 amazing miles


Research Interests:
  • Statistics Education
  • PreK- 16

Selected Professional Positions:

  • Chair of the American Statistical Association sponsored strategic initiative, “SET – The Statistical Education of Teachers”, April 2013 – December 2014. Leading a group of writers who are developing recommendations for the statistics that teachers should know and how they should come to know that statistics. This report is a companion piece to the CBMS Mathematical Education of Teachers (MET) 2 report.
  • ASA-NCTM Joint Committee Member, National Committee between American Statistical Association and National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, October 2011 - present.
  • AP Statistics Working Group Test Development Committee Member, 2010 - 2014.
  • Chief Reader for Advanced Placement Statistics (July 2007 - June 2009), Chief Reader Designate (July 2006 - June 2007), College Board and Educational Testing Service.
  • President of the National Statistics Honor Society, Mu Sigma Rho, elected for a 3 year term (August 2007 - August 2010).
  • Board of Directors member for the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE), Nov. 2007 - present
  • Co-chair Judge (Director of Grand Award Judges in Mathematics Division), 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Atlanta, GA, May 13-14, 2008.
  • Chair of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Education (2006), Chair-Elect (2005), Past-chair (2007)
  • Vice-chair of American Statistical Association ACTE (Advisory Committee for Teacher Enhancement), 2004-2005; member 2000-2006.
  • Co-Chair of the American Statistical Association sponsored strategic initiative, "GAISE - Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education", April 2003- August 2005. Led a group of writers who developed statistical standards for Pre- K-12 which enhance the NCTM National Standards. The standards developed from the GAISE project were endorsed by ASA in August 2005.
  • Co-Chair of the American Statistical Association sponsored "Inaugural Conference on Statistics in Teacher Preparation Programs" held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2003, University of Georgia, Athens. GA.
  • Chair of the ASA sponsored "Planning Conference for TEAMS" held February 22-24, 2002 at the University of Georgia.


  • Senior Lecturer Emerita, University of Georgia, Department of Statistics, Athens, GA 2016-present
  • Senior Lecturer and Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor University of Georgia, Department of Statistics, Athens, GA 2008-2016
  • Undergraduate Coordinator University of Georgia, Department of Statistics, Athens, GA 1999-present
  • Professional Enrichment in UGA Mathematics Education Department – Supported Leave from the UGA Statistics Department for the Academic Year, August 2008 – May 2009.
  • Lecturer, Instructor and Honors Professor University of Georgia, Department of Statistics, Athens, GA 1989-2008  Lecturer University of Florida, Department of Statistics, Gainesville, FL 1986-1989
  • Instructor West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Montgomery, WV 1982-1986
  • Instructor University of North Carolina, Department of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC 1980-1982
  • Teaching Assistant (Full teaching responsibility of classes) University of North Carolina, Department of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC 1978-1980


  • International Statistical Institute (ISI) Elected Member (2018)
  • Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Gladys Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award (October 2017)
  • American Statistical Association Founder's Award [2014]
  • Fullbright U.S. Scholar to New Zealand [2014-15]
  • United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) Lifetime Achievement Award [May 2013]
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedical Honors Society, inducted as an honorary member of UGA chapter [April 2011]
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, inducted as an invited faculty member to UGA Chapter 32 [Dec 2010]
  • Mu Sigma Rho National Statistics Honor Society Statistical Education Award [August 2006]
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association [Elected 2004]


  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society "Love of Learning" Award [April 2016]
  • UGA Franklin College International Faculty Exchange Grant Awardee [2016]
  • UGA Center for Teaching and Learning Teacher of the Week [April 2014]
  • UGA Palladia Honor Society for Women Leaders, 2012 invited and inducted member [November 2012]
  • UGA Office of the Vice President for Instruction Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Academic Advising [Feb 2010]
  • UGA Teaching Academy, 2008 inducted class member [October 2008]
  • UGA Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Honoratus Award [April 2008]
  • UGA College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award [April 2005]
  • UGA Student Government Association Professor Recognition Award [January 2005]
  • UGA Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award [April 2002]
  • UGA Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award [April 2001]
  • UGA Sandy Beaver (College of Arts and Sciences) Outstanding Teaching Award [April 1999]
  • UGA Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award [May 1996]
  • UGA Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award [May 1995]
  • UGA Honors Council Citation for “Fine Teaching Performance in the Honors Program” [March 1992]
Articles Featuring Christine Franklin

As many of you may know, our Undergraduate Coordinator Christine Franklin has been in New Zealand these past couple months. On June 22nd, she attended the Fulbright recognition at the New Zealand Parliament. It was certainly a special night. That Monday…

Christine Franklin was featured on this month's Georgia Magazine Back Page!  To view, following the link below:



Congratulations to Christine Franklin for being named the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Teacher of the Week! This is truly a well-deserved honor.  Read more…

The primary purpose of the Fulbright Program is “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the more than 150 countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program.”…

Christine Franklin and Dr. Rob Gould had an article regarding the increasing importance of statistics education published in the Huffington Post.

Chris Franklin and Rob Gould of UCLA were recently featured on Google Data Hangout #4. Watch it online here:

Our very own Christine Franklin was interviewed and featured in the Science Policy Column in the May edition of the Amstat News discussing her effort in rewriting the statistics standards portion of the Georgia Performance Standards for 6th-12th. Read the full…

Congratulations to Chris Franklin for being quoted in this NY Times Education Life article about the role of sports in teaching…

Chris Franklin was the recipient of the Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Education Award for her contribution to statistical education. This award was presented to her on August 8, 2006 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Mu Sigma Rho is…

Congratulations to Chris Franklin for being a recipient of the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award for her superior performance and dedication as a teacher in the Honors Program at UGA. An outstanding achievement and a wonderful recognition!

Beginning August 2008, Chris Franklin will hold the rank of Senior Lecturer. Congratulations with this promotion Chris!

We are happy to report that Chris Franklin has been selected to enter the UGA Teaching Academy with the class of 2008. Congratulations!

The department is delighted to announce that Christine Franklin will be inducted as faculty member into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in December of 2010. Congratulations Chris!

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