Laura Boehm Vock


Assistant Professor in Math, Comp Sci, and Statistics

I became a statistician because I am endlessly curious about the world. My favorite part about being at a liberal arts college is engaging with faculty and students across the college, especially when they ask me how to use statistics to address their fields of interest!

As a teacher, I help students to build problem solving and communication skills as well as learn new statistics tools. 

I maintain an active research program and seek creative ways to involve students. Currently, my main research areas are:

1. Glacier measurement uncertainty (in collaboration with Jeff La Frenierre in Geography and Environmental Studies) and related methodological questions in spatial statistics. 

2. Baseball analytics, particularly the use of a causal inference approach to analyzing plate discipline and offensive performance.


B.A. St. Olaf College; M.Stat. and Ph.D. North Carolina State University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MCS-242 Applied Statistical Methods 7 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
MCS-341 Probability & Stats I 4 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, and 2016/FA
MCS-140 Elementary Statistics 4 2016/SP and 2015/FA
MCS-342 Probability and Statistics II 2 2019/SP and 2018/SP
MCS-142 Introduction to Statistics 2 2019/SP and 2018/FA
MCS-241 Applied Stats-Modern 2 2018/SP
MCS-354 ST:Monitor Environ Chg 1 2019/SP
GEG-344 ST:Glacier Chg Stats 1 2019/SP
MCS-350 Honors Thesis 1 2019/SP
MCS-358 Math Model Building 1 2018/JN
MCS-091 Stats Capstone Exp 1 2017/FA
MCS-344 Topic: Spatial Data 1 2016/SP