About STAT


Welcome to the Department of Statistics and the Statistical Laboratory.

The Statistical Laboratory, established by George W. Snedecor in 1934, was the first of its kind in the nation. The Department of Statistics was established in 1947 and it is housed in Snedecor Hall on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa. The primary mission of the Department and the Statistical Laboratory is the advancement of statistical knowledge.



Main Office

  • The Department of Statistics main office is located in 1121 Snedecor Hall.
    • ​Department Chair: Dan Nettleton
    • Associate Chair: Petrutza Caragea
    • Administrative Assistant II: Kathy Kiesling 
    • Graduate Secretary: Jessica Severe
    • Communications Specialist: Macy Ott
  • Directions to Snedecor Hall

Undergraduate Offices

  • Undergraduate Secretary (3113 Snedecor): Denise Riker
  • Director of Undergraduate Education (3109 Snedecor): Amy Froelich 

IT Offices

Contact email: stat-tech@iastate.edu

The Statistics IT Department is located in 2123 Snedecor


  • Snedecor Hall has (1) classroom (3105 Snedecor Hall). Room scheduling information can be found here.
  • Sometimes 3121 Snedecor Hall is used as a classroom, scheduling information can be found here.

Conference Rooms

  • Snedecor Hall has several conference rooms, room scheduling information can be found here.


  • Snedecor Hall has (3) public computer labs, more info may be found here.
    To see schedules and reserve a lab go here.
  • The department runs (5) Terminal Servers for students to use in our labs or remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. Information may be found here to connect to terminal servers.
  • The department has several laptops that may be checked out for teaching purposes, info may be found here.