David Burn

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

David Burn

In August 2018, I will begin my first year as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Quinnipiac University. As I transition from Visiting to Tenure-Track, I will continue to teach courses on statistics to students across multiple disciplines, conduct research on quantitative methods, and provide statistical support on research performed by Quinnipiac faculty and their students.

Prior to joining the Quinnipiac community, I enjoyed a successful career in business as a champion of Applied Statistics, Business Intelligence, and Operational Excellence. My accomplishments include developing state-of-the-art dashboards for the world’s number one hedge fund, transforming the culture of a global medical device manufacturer, managing information for a celebrated consumer testing organization, and creating a leading statistical software application.

My vision and passion are one and the same – to enable individuals and organizations to discover the truth in their data in order to make better decisions. Some call me a “numbers guy”, while others call me a “people person”. In reality, I often mix both colors on my palette as I teach, coach, and mentor anyone regardless of their experience to effectively “paint by number” and tell a story worth “a thousand words.”

Above all, I am committed to helping people celebrate the diversity of their individuality and ensure their full inclusion as a member of society. To those with abilities such as sight, speech, and mobility it may seem that those who cannot see, talk, or walk are “dis”-abled. I disagree. Our differences do not separate us. Rather, they unite us through our shared desire to learn and do something new, fulfilling, and fun.

“We each carry with us unique gifts, recognized and unrecognized.
We long to harness those gifts in a way that gives life significance
and helps us to matter more in the lives of others.”

― Tom Hayes

To learn more about me, please view my LinkedIn profile at linkedin.com/in/davidburnphd.