Laura Pyott

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Assistant Professor

Office: UNA 115
Phone: 610-436-3451
Fax: 610-738-0578

Ram Insititute of Survey Research (RISR), Co-director

Email Laura Pyott

Education

  • MS Statistics University of Delaware
  • BS Mathematics University of Richmond

Research Interests

  • Election modeling
  • Political polling of college students

Professional Experience

  • 1992-1996 Biostatistician, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals
  • 1997-1999 Marketing, Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
  • 1999-2002 Instructor, Delaware County Community College
  • 2001-2016 Adjunct instructor, West Chester University
  • 2017-present Instructor of Statistics, West Chester University

Selected Papers/Studies

  • West Chester University 2018 midterm election Ram Poll Report.

Remark: This study was the subject of a news story in the  Daily Local News on November 2, 2018.

The 2020 Ram Poll received 1,676 responses from undergraduate students attending 13 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The survey queried students on topics such as the presidential election, voting by mail, the legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania.

  • Pyott, Laura C. (2021). Tennis Anyone? Teaching Experimental Design by Designing and Executing a Tennis Ball Experiment. Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education, DOI: 10.1080/10691898.2020.1854638
  • Pyott, Laura and Michel, Joseph (2021). Ram Poll 2020 Campus Report
  • The 2022 Ram Poll Report

The 2022 Ram Poll received 948 responses from undergraduate students attending 9 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The survey queried students on the races for Pennsylvania governor and US Senator, as well as voting intention and mode, and opinions on important issues.

  • Lawton, B. L., Pyott, L. C., Deyerin, K. R., & Foeman, A. K. (2023). Experiences of Misattributed Parentage Communities: Impacts of Discovering New Familial Kinships. Journal of Family History, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/03631990231156176

Grants

  • CELT grant for inaugural Ram Poll (2018)
  • Provost Research Grant of $6680 for the 2020 Ram Poll
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching 2022, $4000

Media Reports

  • interview  with KYW newsradio
  • Live @Issue on NBC10, November 6, 2022. 

 

 

 

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