# About Me

Welcome! I am an assistant professor of statistics in the University of St. Thomas‘ Department of Mathematics. I started in the fall of 2017, when I taught two sections of Mathematical Statistics using a flipped classroom format. My research spans a few topics, but one of my main contributions to the statistical community is the R package glmm, which has approximately 1000 downloads per month. In my free time, I co-organize the Twin Cities chapter of R Ladies.

My Ph.D. is from the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. My doctoral dissertation, entitled *Monte Carlo Likelihood Approximation for Generalized Linear Mixed Models, *focuses on likelihood-based inference for generalized linear mixed models. My co-advisers were Galin Jones and Charles Geyer. You can read more about generalized linear mixed models, download the R package glmm through CRAN, and learn how to use the package with this introductory guide.

From fall 2015 to spring 2017, I was a full-time visiting assistant professor at Macalester College in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. In addition to teaching Probability and several sections of Introduction to Statistical Modeling, I also designed and taught a topics course that is new to Macalester: Advanced Statistical Modeling. I have also taught courses at the University of Minnesota and Carleton College.

If you wish to contact me, please email me at knud8583@stthomas.edu. I look forward to hearing from you.