Kathryn Vrhovnik has been teaching mathematics and statistics at the college and university level since 2005. She is a compassionate, creative and approachable professor driven to inspire students to overcome their fear of math and statistics. Kathryn has experience developing, updating and advising on course content and curriculum. In her statistics courses Kathryn's students use MS Excel or Minitab which helps increase their employability skills as they gain experience using software they will likely see once they graduate. Kathryn is currently exploring the use of reflective questions in summative assessments in her statistics courses. Most recently (2021), Kathryn presented at the Inspiring Minds conference at Mohawk College and the Advancing Learning conference hosted by Seneca College. Kathryn also co-led a discussion on the use of reflective assessments at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics in June 2021.
Prior to joining the college sector, Kathryn spent more than 10 years in the high-tech and financial industries where she was responsible for collecting, interpreting and analyzing data. Kathryn loves to use her real-life work experience while teaching to help students understand the need for math and statistics in their careers. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Business Administration from McMaster University.
On weekends and many evenings, Kathryn and her husband spend countless hours at hockey arenas, cheerleading competitions and gymnastics centers with their four children. During the summer months, Kathryn enjoys spending time outdoors in the Kawarthas with her family and her Bernedoodle.