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Christine (Chris) Daman


Christine (Chris) Daman

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Current City: Cary, NC

Education:
BA, Mathematics; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MS, Statistics; North Carolina State University

Languages spoken: English and a little Spanish

Using SAS since 1989    Teaching SAS since 2005

Professional experience:
Taught high school mathematics and statistics at a university; analyzed clinical trials data in the pharmaceutical industry; analyzed survey data, wrote national reports, and taught statistics and programming classes for a nonprofit research organization; currently develop and teach advanced statistics classes for SAS Institute.

Courses I teach include

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Design of Experiments for Direct Marketing
Multilevel Modeling of Hierarchical and Longitudinal Data Using SAS
Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS
Longitudinal Data Analysis with Discrete and Continuous Responses

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/chrisdaman5

Authored/coauthored works:

Serious mental illness and tts co-occurrence with substance use disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Overview of Findings from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Overview of Findings from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Recommended resources:
Blogs: Chris Daman

What students are saying:

Chris is AWESOME! She clearly has a thorough understanding of the material, but she excels at being able to present it in clear, concise, relevant and MEMORABLE ways.
Very engaging, knowledgeable, and dynamic. My favorite SAS instructor thus far.
It was a pleasure to have this course presented by Chris. She is very clear, knowledgeable, has answers to all questions and was able to provide interesting analogies to better understand the concepts. Welcomed questions and was patient answering them.

What is the best part about teaching?
The best part of teaching is the interaction with the students. I love those aha moments when students make connections and see how to apply the course content to their professional endeavors. I also enjoy watching the students get to know each other and come together as a unit. After a recent class, students exchanged contact information in order to stay in touch and have a forum to share and discuss ideas. It does not get any better than that.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
I love to travel (especially to visit children and grandchildren), garden and dance with my husband (who was a nationally ranked dancer).

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
My home is my favorite place and my dream vacation destination is any place that has beautiful scenery.

If you could share a meal with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln, because he had character, vision and courage, all rare in today's world.

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Charles Dickens

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
A couple of years ago, I had a very large class with over 30 students in it. I struggled to balance staying on schedule and explaining the material so everyone was able to grasp it. I was speechless when they all stood up and clapped at the end of class!

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