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Department of Mathematics

Anne Cook

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Anne Cook
Morken Center for Learning & Technology - Room 262
M & W:
10:20 am - 11:20 am
Tu & Th:
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Tu & Th:
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Professional
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, American University, 1983
  • M.A., Computer Science, Duke University, 1971
  • B.S., Mathematics, Duke University, 1970

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Probability


Anne Welsh Cook earned her B.S. in Math at Duke U. in 1970 and wrote her Master’s thesis in Computer Science (the first one at Duke) in 1971, while working part-time in the Biostatistics unit of the Duke Hospital. In 1971, she started a career in government, working as a Mathematical Statistician for the Census Bureau, and then for consulting companies writing programs for cancer research. This got her interested in statistics so in 1978, she started her PhD at American U. in D.C. Her dissertation was on “Asymmetric Time Series”, completed in 1983. Anne was an instructor at American U. and taught classes in Calculus, Statistics and Computer Science. From 1983-1987 Anne was at P.L.U., teaching statistics, intro computer courses, some graduate level courses, and helped with several capstone projects. Dr. Cook is primarily interested in teaching at P.L.U. where she’s been on the faculty since 2006. She is interested in Probability, Statistics, Demographics, and Epidemiology but also loves teaching calculus.