Deborah Nolan is Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Professor of Statistics. Her research has involved the empirical process, high-dimensional modeling, cross-validation, and most recently technology in education and reproducible research.
Professor Nolan has been recognized at Berkeley for excellence in teaching and undergraduate student advising and is noted for working with and encouraging all students in their understanding of statistics. She co-directs the Cal Teach and Math for America, Berkeley programs. Deborah also organizes Explorations in Statistics Research, a multi-campus summer program to encourage undergraduates to pursue graduate studies in statistics. Deborah is elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. She is co-author of Stat Labs with Terry Speed and Teaching Statistics with Andrew Gelman. Nolan joined the Department of Statistics in 1986. She received her AB from Vassar College in 1977 and her PhD in statistics from Yale University in 1986.