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Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science and Statistical & Data Sciences

Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia


Burton 314

Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia earned her M.S. degree in statistics from Ball State University and her Ph.D. in applied statistics from the University of California Riverside. She has worked on a variety of projects related to time series, reliability analysis, biostatistics, sports analysis and fiscal policy.  Her current research is on long run variance estimators for dependent, and possibly multivariate, data.  Common settings with dependent data include time series data sets, economic stocks and indicators, and steady state simulations. Kurtz-Garcia is excited to support Smith’s mission of empowering and educating the next generation of women through statistics.

Office Hours

Spring 2024

Monday 3–4 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-noon


Ph.D., University of California Riverside
M.S., Ball State University