Amanda L. Golbeck, M.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Amanda L. Golbeck, M.A., M.A., Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Public Health

Professor, Biostatistics


Areas of Expertise

  • Dr. Golbeck is a statistician, social scientist, and academic leader.
  • She is especially known for her work on diversity issues, leadership, health numeracy, demography, community intervention trials, and statistical narrative.


  • Elizabeth L. Scott Award, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS), 2016
    “For her outstanding efforts in enhancing the status of women and minorities, fostering new leadership opportunities for women and men, promoting diversity at all levels, and advocating for a more inclusive, open and supportive atmosphere in statistical sciences.”
  • Fulbright Specialist Award, University of Latvia (Riga), 2016
  • Fellow Award, American Statistical Association, 2011
    “For highly influential leadership, especially for her significant organizational and system changes in several academic institutions; for her exemplary mentorship of junior faculty and students; for her pioneering work in health numeracy; and for important contributions to research in public health and medicine.”
  • Elected Member: International Statistical Institute, 2011
  • Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Board of Regents, 2004
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Grinnell College, 1999


  • Certificate in Negotiation, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School, 2006
  • Certificate in Leadership, American Association of State Colleges & Universities, 2001
  • Certificate in Educational Management, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1997
  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics (Chin Long Chiang), University of California – Berkeley, 1983
  • MA in Statistics (Elizabeth L. Scott), University of California – Berkeley, 1979
  • MA in Anthropology (Eugene A. Hammel), University of California – Berkeley, 1977
  • BA in Anthropology, Grinnell College, 1974


  • Golbeck AL, Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley. Chapman and Hall / CRC Press, 608 pages, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1482249446.
  • Golbeck AL, Olkin I and Gel YR, Eds. Leadership and Women in Statistics. Chapman and Hall / CRC Press, 468 pages, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1482236446.

Current Grants

  • Co-Director, Investigator Development Core, Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (ARCHD): An NIMHD Center of Excellence (COE), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ($7,046,544), 2017-2022
  • Start-Up Grant, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2016-Present.

Recent Publications

  • Keippel A, Henderson M, Golbeck AL, Gallup T, Duin D, Hayes S, and Ciemins E. (invited paper) Healthy by Design: Utilizing a gender analysis to influence complete streets policy. Women’s Health Issues, 27(1):S22-S28, 2017.
  • Golbeck AL. Mentoring faculty women in statistics: Exploring challenges and opportunities for leadership development. American Statistician 71(1):47-54, 2017.
  • Golbeck AL, Leadership and Women in Statistics (invited podcast). Episode 38: Amanda Golbeck (33:20), ASA Biopharmaceutical Section, 2017:
  • Golbeck AL. How many US doctorates go to non-US citizens? Significance Magazine 42-43, April 2017.
  • Golbeck AL, Barr TH, and Rose CA (invited paper). Report on 2015-2016 academic recruitment, hiring, and attrition. Notices of the AMS 64(6):382-386, 2017.
  • Golbeck AL, Barr TH, and Rose CA (invited paper). 2016-2017 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the AMS 64(7):390-396, 2017.
  • Golbeck AL, Ramierz Ramirez LL, and Gel YR. (invited paper) Women in statistics. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. Wiley Publishers, 2017. At:
  • Golbeck AL, Ash A, Gray M, Gumpertz M, Jewell NP, Kettenring J, Singer JD, and Gel YR. (invited paper). A conversation about implicit bias. Statistical Journal of the International Association of Official Statisticians, 32:739-755, 2016.
  • Golbeck AL. Statistical methods in academic salary equity studies: The early 1970s. Proceedings of the 1st International Statistics Conference in Croatia, June, 2016.
  • Golbeck AL. (invited paper) Are women underrepresented in the American statistics profession? Significance Magazine, April 2016, pp. 8-9.
  • Golbeck AL. Statisticians talk about leadership. Amstat News 465:5-6, March 2016.
  • Molgaard CA and Golbeck AL. Social narrative and sustainability of a Danish diaspora community in the American Midwest. The Bridge 39(2):25-34, 2016.
  • Duin D, Golbeck AL, Keippel AE, Ciemins E, Hanson H, Neary T, Fink H. Using gender-based analyses to understand physical inactivity among women in Yellowstone County, Montana. Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning 51:45-52, 2015.
  • Birch SJ and Golbeck AL. The effectiveness of screening with interferon gamma release assays in a university healthcare setting with a diverse global population. Journal of American College Health 63(3):180-5, 2015.

Editorial Boards

  • Significance Magazine: Royal Statistical Society and American Statistical Association. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. / Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics, Croatian Statistical Association and De Gruter Open.

Current National or International Committee Leadership

  • Chairperson, AMS-ASA-MAA-SIAM Data Committee
  • Management Committee Member and North America Representative, International Statistical Institute’s Committee on Women in Statistics


  • COPH 5148 Health Numeracy

Contact Information

Office: RAHN 2258
Phone: 501-526-6611