Laura Pyott

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Instructor of Statistics

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



  • 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


  • CELT grant for inaugural Ram Poll (2018)
  • Provost Research Grant of $6680 for the 2020 Ram Poll

Media Reports

  • interview  with KYW newsradio



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