In addition to providing support for students in quantitative classes, the Q Center aims to support faculty who teach quantitative courses or who want to integrate quantitative analysis into their teaching and research.

The Q Center is part of a group of faculty development collaborators at Amherst College.

Course Support

Our Q Center Math Associates and Math Fellow work with faculty to develop resources for students in intermediate-level math courses. This includes, for example, putting together detailed proof-technique worksheets and exercises for exam preparation. Faculty may also request that they offer proof workshops for their students.

Quantitative Modules in Less-Quantitative Classes

The Q Center, the Center for Teaching & Learning, and Professor Nick Horton have developed a program that provides funding to support faculty in less-quantitative fields who would like to integrate quantitative or computational analysis into their courses. Learn more about the quantitative module proposal.

Statistical Consulting

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is pleased to announce that Professors Horton, Liao, and Wagaman and the Statistics Fellows are available for statistical consulting. Consulting can involve help in designing an experiment or study, analyzing or interpreting results, or help in understanding a statistical technique in a journal article, and much more.  Please contact them to set up an appointment.

Short and longer-term statistical consulting is also available through the department’s Statistics Fellows Program. There are eight student fellows, all of whom are interested in statistics and data and have taken at least two courses in statistics.  In addition to providing nightly drop-in help for statistics students, the Stat Fellows undertake interdisciplinary projects during the semester under the mentorship of a statistics faculty member. There have already been successful collaborations in the fields of chemistry, political science, biology, neuroscience, and geoscience.  The fellows have also worked with the Department of Athletics, and with our Office of Institutional Research.  Contact Nick Horton to discuss the ways in which a Stat Fellow can contribute to your project.