

Refereed Publications, Conference Proceedings Papers, and Posters
Lunsford, M. L., Poplin, P. L., Pederson, J.G. "From Research to Practice: Using Assesment and early Intervention to Improve Student Success in Introductory Statistics," accepted for publication in the Journal of Statistics Education, June, 2018.
Lunsford, M. L. & Pendergrass, M. H. (2016) "Making Online Homework Work," PRIMUS, Volume 26, Issue 6, p. 531544.
Lunsford, M. L. (2015) “Slide and Divide: Using a Slick Trick to Dive into Deeper Deeper Mathematics,” MathAMATYC Educator, Volume 7, Number 1, p 4145. Donnelly, S., Fink, A., Fink, M., Lunsford, M. L., Rhoten, M., and Scheitlin, K. (2012) "Full Immersion: The Chesapeake Bay Watershed as an Environment for Learning Science in a Civic Context," Science Education and Civic Engagement, Volume 4, Issue 2, p. 3441.
Pendergrass, M. and Lunsford, M. L. (2011) "Bayesian Inference Using Data from a Real Galton Board," a PeerReviewed Contributed Beyond Poster at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, May 1921.
Abrams, William P. and Lunsford, M. Leigh (2011) "Mathematical Vignettes in a UniversityControlled Freshman Seminar, or 'Oh  That's Cool!'," PRIMUS, Volume 21, Issue 3 (2011), 274282.
Lunsford, M. L. and Poplin, P. (2011) "From Research to Practice: Basic Mathematics Skills and Success in Introductory Statistics," Journal of Statistics Education, Volume 19, Number 1, www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n1/lunsford.pdf
Lunsford, M. L. and Fink, A. D. D. (2010) "Water Taste Test Data," in the Datasets and Stories section of the Journal of Statistics Education, Volume 18, Number 1, www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v18n1/lunsford.pdf
Fink, A. D. D. and Lunsford, M. L. (2009) "Bridging the Divides: Using a Collaborative Honors Research Experience to Link Academic Learning to Civic Issues," Honors in Practice, National Collegiate Honors Council, Volume 5, p 97113.
Lunsford, M. L., Pendergrass, M., Poplin, P., and Shoenthal, D.(2008) "The Naive Chain Rule," in Classroom Capsules of The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 142145.
Lunsford, M. L., Rowell, G. H., and GoodsonEspy, T (2008) "Assessment of Student Understanding of the Central Limit Theorem," CHANCE Magazine, Vol 21, No 1, p 2732.
Lunsford, M. L., Rowell, G. H., and GoodsonEspy, T. (2006), "Classroom Research: Assessment of Student Understanding of Sampling Distributions of Means and the Central Limit Theorem in PostCalculus Probability and Statistics Courses," Journal of Statistics Education [On line] 14(3). www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v14n3/lunsford.html
GoodsonEspy, T. J., Lunsford, M. L., & Rowell, G. H. (2005) "A Workshop for Grade 512 Probability Simulations Based on Adaptations of National Science Foundation Sponsored Curriculum Materials for University Probability & Statistics," Proceedings of the International Conference of the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (refereed proceedings), March 15, Phoenix, AZ, p 34673472.
Lunsford, M. L. (1997) "Generalized Variational and QuasiVariational Inequalities with Discontinuous Operators", Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol. 214, No. 1, p 245263 (doi:10.1006/jmaa.1997.5625). See a review of this paper in Mathematical Reviews.
Conference Proceedings Papers (NonRefereed)
Lunsford M. L., Rowell, G. H., GoodsonEspy, T. J., "Applying an Action Research Model to Assess Student Understanding of the Central Limit Theorem in PostCalculus Probability and Statistics Courses,", 2005 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistical Education [CDROM], 22722277, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
Rowell, G. H., Lunsford M. L., GoodsonEspy, T. J., "An Application of the Action Research Model for Assessment: Preliminary Report,", 2003 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistical Education [CDROM], 35683571, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
Drake, R., Lunsford, M. L., "Lessons Learned in a PhaseIn Approach to the HLA Compliance and Migration of Legacy Simulations, " Spring 2000 Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 00SSIW043, March 2000.
Select Publications (NonRefereed)
As a correspondent for the Media Highlights column of The College Mathematics Journal published by the Mathematical Association of America, I have written reviews of the following articles:
In Vol. 38, No. 2, March 2007:
"Basic Math Skills and Performance in an Introductory Statistics Course," Marianne Johnson and Eric Kuennen. Journal of Statistics Education 14:2 (November 2005). [http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v14n2/johnson.html].
In Vol. 38, No. 1, January 2007:
"The Efficacy of Collaborative Learning Groups in an Undergraduate Statistics Course," Michael Delucchi. College Teaching 54:2 (2006).
In Vol. 37, No. 4, September 2006:
"Innate Sex Differences Supported by Untypical Traffic Fatalities,” Leonard Evans. CHANCE 19:1 (Winter 2006) 1021.
In Vol. 37, No.3, May 2006:
"Increasing Math and Science Achievement: The Best and Worst of the East and West," Yong Zhao, Phi Delta Kappan, November 2005, 219222
"Where Else to Publish," Paul J. Campbell and Kunio Mitsumi, UMAP Journal, Vol. 26, No.2 (Summer 2005), 93114.
Lunsford, M. L., Marano, L. E., "PTP 'Women in Mathematics Delegation' Visits China," the Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 5, Sept.Oct. 2006, pp. 1719.
Lunsford, M. L., "Back to Academia!," in the electronic newsletter Concerns of Young Mathematicians, Volume 9, Issue 6, September 2001, published by the Young Mathematicians Network. You can find this article in the YMN archives.
Lunsford, M. L., "Enhancement of Virtual Environments to Support Human Factors Engineering and Operations Analysis in the ANVIL", Research Reports, 1998, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Programs, Eds. G.R. Karr, L.M. Freeman, J. Dowdy, 1998.
Lunsford, M. L., "Virtual Environment Computer Simulations to Support Human Factors Engineering and Operations Analysis for the RLV Program", Research Reports, 1997, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Programs, Eds. G.R. Karr, L.M. Freeman, J. Dowdy, p. XXX, 1997.
Lunsford, M. L., Existence Results for Generalized Variational Inequalities, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1995.
Select Presentations (including at Workshops and Minicourses)
Using Assessment and Early Intervention to Improve Student Success in Introductory Statistics, with Phillip Poplin and JoEllen Pederson, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, Jan. 13, 2018.
Body Image in Popular Culture: A Comparison of Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Celebrities, Students, and Superheroes, with Marcus Pendergrass and JoEllen Pederson, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, Jan. 11, 2018.
Transitioning from the finite to the infinite in l^2, MathFest 2017, July 28, Chicago.
Invited panelist for a “Town Hall Meeting: Revising Guidelines on Resources and Technology for Mathematics Faculty” at MathFest 2017, July 27, Chicago.
Analysis of the Quantitative Reasoning and Literacy Assessment at Longwood University as an Indicator for Success in Math 164 and Math 171, with Phillip Poplin, Longwood University Assessment Conference, February, 2016. http://blogs.longwood.edu/assessconference2016/2015/01/28/analysisoftheqrla/.
Teaching Introductory Statistics (for instructors new to teaching statistics), an MAA Minicourse at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, cotaught with Carolyn Cuff , San Antonio, TX, Jan. 11 and 13, 2015.
Helping Statistical Concepts "Click" with Students. Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 10, 2015.
Invited Panelist for a Panel Discussion on “Incorporating RealWorld Applications into Calculus and Statistics Courses” in the Project NExT Session at the MathFest 2104, August 6, Portland, OR.
Slip Sliding Away, at the MDDCVA Spring Sectional Meeting, JMU, April 26, 2014.
Assessment With a Purpose: Improving Introductory Statistics at Longwood University, Leigh Lunsford, Phillip Poplin, and Susan Browder, Longwood University Assessment Conference, February, 2014. Online at: http://blogs.longwood.edu/14assessconf/2014/01/22/48/.
The Scarlett Letter: How we repented and came to value purposeful assessment. with Phillip Poplin, invited presentation in the MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Balitmore, MD, January 15, 2014.
The Scarlet Letter: Assessment with a Purpose, with Phillip Poplin, MathFest 2013, Hartford, CN, August 2, 2013.
Pi Equals Four, Longwood University Colloquium Speaker, March 14, 2013.
Using Assessment to Increase Student Success in Introductory Statistics (MATH 171), with Dr. Phillip Poplin, Longwood University Assessment Conference, January, 2013. Online at http://blogs.longwood.edu/assessconference/presentation/usingassessmenttoincreasestudentsuccessinintroductorystatisticsmath171/
Pi Equals Four, HampdenSydney Colloquium Speaker, March 27, 2012.
Galton Meets Bayes: Prior Beliefs Inform the Scientific Method, with Marcus Pendergrass at the Spring 2011 MDDCVA MAA Section Meeting, April 16, 2011.
Introductory Statistics and Science: A Collaborative Teaching Approach, with Alix D. Dowling Fink, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9, 2011.
Invited Panelist for a Panel Discussion on "Undergraduate Research" in the Section Project NExT Session at the MAA MDDCVA Fall 2010 Section Meeting, November 5, George Mason University, Fairfaix, VA.
Basic Mathematics Skills and Success in Introductory Statistics (or Could You Pass Intro Stats?), with Phillip Poplin, at the Monday Blackwell Talks at LU, March 1, 2010.
Creating and Analyzing cDNA Microarrays: Building Collaborative Undergraduate Research Projects, with Consuelo Alvarez, MathFest 2007, San Jose, CA, August 5, 2007.
Invited Panelist for a Panel Discussion on "Promotion and Tenure" in the Section Project NExT Session at the MAA MDDCVA Spring 2007 Section Meeting, April 14, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.
Coorganizer and comoderator (with Lisa Marano) for the panel discussion, "Mathematics and Mathematicians in Emerging Nations," Joint Mathematics Meetings, 5 January, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Applying an Action Research Model to Assess Student Understanding of the Central Limit Theorem in PostCalculus Probability and Statistics Courses, ,
Organizer and Moderator for a "Grant Writing Workshop" presented to the Section Project NExT at the MAA MDDCVA Spring 2005 Section Meeting, April 2, 2005, Charlottesville, VA.
Averaging Reduces Error, High Point University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium invited speaker, March 16, 2005.
Organizer and Presenter at a Summer Workshop for College Faculty on Using Activity and WebBased Materials in Post Calculus Probability and Statistics Courses, University of Alabama in Huntsville (as part of my NSF Grant), July 2004.
Organizer and Moderator for a Panel Discussion on "No Child Left Behind" at the 83rd Annual Southeastern MAA Section Meeting, March, 2004.
Grant Writing presented at the Southeastern Project NExT Sessions at the 83rd Annual MAA Southeastern Section Meeting, March 2004 (presentation cowriters: Tracy GoodsonEspy and Ginger Holmes Rowell).
Invited Panelist for a Panel Discussion on "Finding Your Next Job," Sponsored by the Young Mathematicians Network and Project NExT, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, January 8, 2004.
Incorporating Activities and WebBased Materials Into High School Probability and Statistics Classes, with Tracy GoodsonEspy, Alabama Council of Teachers Fall Forum, Montgomery, AL, November 14, 2003.
Incorporating Activities and WebBased Materials into PostCalculus Probability and Statistics, A Preliminary Report, at the 82nd Annual MAA Southeastern Section Meeting, March 2003.
To Infinity and Beyond, BirminghamSouthern College Fall Mathematics Colloquium invited speaker, November 12, 2002.
Grant Writing presented at the Southeastern Project NExT Sessions at the 81st Annual MAA Southeastern Section Meeting, March 2002.
Coorganized and Moderated a Panel Discussion on "What is Project NExT" for the 80th Annual MAA Southeastern Section meeting, March 2001.
Computing Beam Shape Loss for Phased Array Radars, at the 80th Annual MAA Southeastern Section Meeting, March, 2001.
Lessons Learned in a PhaseIn Approach to the HLA Compliance and Migration of Legacy Simulations, at the Spring 2000 Simulation Interoperability Workshop to the Research, Development, and Engineering Forum and the Test and Evaluation Forum, March 2000.
Antenna Patterns and Such, UAH Mathematics Club Invited Speaker, December, 1999.
Invited Panelist for a Panel Discussion on "Summer Research Opportunities for Faculty in Government and Industry", Joint AMS/MAA Meetings, January 1999.
Existence Results for the Generalized QuasiVariational Inequality, Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Francisco, January 1995.
Infinity, UAH Mathematics Club Invited Speaker, October 1994.
Some Existence Results for the Generalized QuasiVariational Problem, Joint Program in Applied Mathematics Meeting, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Fall, 1994.
Exponential Distributions on Semigroups, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, January 1992.