Dr. Michelle R. Lesh

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Dr. Michelle R. Lesh

I received a Ph.D. in statistics on a biostatistics track from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in November 2012 under the joint advisement of Drs. Anindya Roy, Enrique Schisterman, and Paul Albert (click here to view my CV). During my graduate study at UMBC I was an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Predoctoral Fellow in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). After graduation I was a Mathematical Statistician with the Office of Biostatistics Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). During my time at the National Institutes of Health, I published seven papers, including one in the Journal of the American Statistician Association (JASA), and three in Statistics in Medicine. In August 2013 I decided to change my career trajectory and return to the classroom to pass on some of the excellent education which had been imparted on me by a series of excellent teachers. My love for the learning process called me back into the classroom within a year of graduating. I started as an adjunct at Bryan University in live interactive online classrooms. Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 I served as an adjunct at Montgomery College and UMBC. While at UMBC I was also the Math Gym Assistant Head Coach, where I helped coordination and manage UMBC’s Math Gym. Fall 2015 to Summer 2018 I served as a lecturer and online adjunct within the Mathematics and Statistics department in Old Dominion University. In August 2018, I am very excited to join Havelock High school in Cherry Point North Carolina!