Carnegie Mellon University

Departmental Leadership

The Department of Statistics & Data Science is dedicated to providing the best educational and professional experience for our students, staff and faculty. This begins with the leadership chosen to foster greatness in the department and each program.

Faculty Leadership

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Rebecca Nugent

  • Stephen E. and Joyce Fienberg Professor of Statistics & Data Science
  • Department Head

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Valerie Ventura

  • Professor
  • Co-Director Ph.D. Program

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Ann Lee

  • Professor
  • Co-Director Ph.D. Program

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Jamie McGovern

  • Special Faculty
  • Director of the Master’s in Statistical Practice Program

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Chad Schafer

  • Professor
  • Master's in Computational Finance Steering Committee Representative

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Peter Freeman

  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Undergraduate Program Director

Administrative Leadership

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Laura Butler

Business Manager

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Jessica Paschke

Assistant Business Manager

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Samantha Nielsen

Associate Director of Academic Programs