As the saying goes, you never know where life will take you. That has certainly been the case for 39-year-old Ken Kelly. The Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is an Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association, associate editor of Psychological Methods, and recipient of the Anne Anastasi early career award by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics. Yet his memory of his first statistics course is one of fear and uncertainty. “I didn’t even know what statistics was,” he admits.
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