About

I am originally from San Jose, California. I obtained my B.S. in psychology from San Jose State University in 2011 and my Ph. D. in quantitative psychology from the University of California, Merced in 2018, working with my advisor, Dr. Jack L. Vevea.

In July 2019, I was hired as a postdoctoral fellow working with the STEPP (Statistics for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice) Center at Northwestern University. I work with Drs. Beth Tipton and Larry Hedges. My office is in Room 201, 617 Library Place, Evanston, IL, 60208.

I have considerable experience both using and teaching R and have published an R package; see weightr (Coburn & Vevea, 2015) and the corresponding Shiny application. I am currently developing an R package to accompany the Generalizer and anticipate releasing it soon.

I am passionate about pedagogy and am seeking a long-term position as an instructor – ideally for applied statistics or data science-related courses, although I can also teach psychology courses. I have over 8 years of teaching experience (across roles of instructor of record, teaching assistant, and grader); for more information, see the related page.

Contact me

kathleen.coburn@northwestern.edu

+1 (408) 914-5373