Connect with graduate alumni to discuss their professional development through graduate school and their current position. Our guest speaker for this session is Howard Wainer *68 (PSY), who had a long and varied career pathway in both academia and industry.
Howard Wainer *68 P07, was on the faculty of The University of Chicago until 1977, was in Washington during the Carter administration; was Principal Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service from 1980 until 2001; was Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners and Professor of Statistics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 until 2016. He is now in his post-employment career as statistician and author. Dr. Wainer is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and American Educational Research Association and has been the recipient of many honors.
He has published over 450 articles and chapters and 24 books. His most recent books are Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think like a Data Scientist, which was published by Cambridge University Press and was named “top 6 books of 2016” by the Financial Times of London. And his latest book is a history of statistical graphics written in collaboration with Michael Friendly *71, entitled A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication and was published by Harvard University Press in June, 2021.