College of Humanities and Sciences
University of Montana
(Stat - Applied Statistics)
Selamysfen Degu Kebede received a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Dire Dawa University, and a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics at Hawassa University. She has been working as academic staff (faculty) in the academic rank of Graduate Assistant I, Graduate Assistant II, and as a Lecturer at Wolaita Sodo University, and she is currently working as a Lecturer teaching statistics and probability and other related courses at the University of Gondar in Gondar town. She involves her students in a variety of class activities that provide them with opportunities to use their skills to help others. Her professional interests focus on research topics such as why we are able to do statistics, statistical methods for random processes, random process data analysis, and application in general sciences. Her favorite sport is soccer.
Kathy Kuipers is an Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and former Chair in the Department of Sociology. She is also affiliated with the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Montana. She teaches courses in the inequality and social justice option area, social psychology, and quantitative research methods, statistics, and an upper-division writing course. Professor Kuipers was the 2017 recipient of the William Reynolds Award from the College of Humanities and Sciences at UM for excellence in teaching across the curriculum. She also received specific recognition in 2015 from Student Affairs for her mentorship of Native American students through the American Indian Student Services Advisory Board.
Professor Kuipers' research interests focus on inequality and social justice, gender, and social psychology. Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as The American Sociological Review, Sex Roles, Sociological Perspectives, and the American Sociologist. She supervises the Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG), a faculty and student workshop on grants and research in social psychology and inequality and social justice. Professor Kuipers is active in the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) and was elected Vice President of the PSA for 2018-19. Away from UM, she can be found floating on Montana’s rivers, harvesting cherries and apples from her fruit trees, and hiking with her dog, Muldoon.