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Mines assistant professor accredited by the ASA
Release Date Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Oct. 22, 2013) - Kyle Caudle, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has earned accreditation by the American Statistical Association (ASA).

ASA accreditation provides peer recognition for applying advanced statistical training and knowledge; maintaining appropriate professional development; agreeing to abide by ethical standards of practice; and being able to communicate effectively.

The accreditation program is new to ASA; having been modeled after similar programs in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary, portfolio-based program for ASA members. ASA views its professionals as an essential part of everyday life; as statistics are used in government, health and safety, schools and the work place.

Caudle has been with the School of Mines since 2011.

"It is great to have Dr. Caudle accepted into this elite list of professionals and it is yet another indicator of his status in the profession," said Kyle Riley, Ph.D., department head. "We are proud of all of Dr. Caudle's achievements and his award as an accredited professional statistician."


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