Associate Professor of Education; Curriculum and Instruction
Office: Peterson Hall 408
Education: BS, University of Zimbabwe, 1988; MBA, University of Washington, 1996; EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2002. At SPU since 2003.
Nyaradzo Mvududu comes to Seattle Pacific from Zimbabwe with her husband, Jonathan, and two sons. Dr. Mvududu received her doctorate in Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Dr. Mvududu's teaching and research focuses on statistics and research. She is primarily interested in statistics education, exploring non-cognitive factors that impact the teaching and learning of statistics. Her dissertation, "An Investigation of the Relations Between a Constructivist Learning Environment and Attitudes Toward Statistics in College Statistics Classrooms in Zimbabwe and the United States," explored classroom environments and students' attitude toward statistics.
While at SPU, Dr. Mvududu teaches courses in research and statistics.
- Mvududu, N. (2003). "A Cross-Cultural Study of the Connection Between Students’ Attitude Towards Statistics and the Use of Constructivist Strategies in the Course." Journal of Statistics Education [online] 11 (3) (www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n3/mvududu.html)
- Mvududu, N. (2005). "Constructivism in the Statistics Classroom: From Theory to Practice." Teaching Statistics 27 (2) 49-54
- Mvududu, N. (2007) "Challenges to Faithful Learning and Teaching: The Case of Statistics." Christian Higher Education 6 (5) 439–445
- Mvududu, N. & Kanyongo, G. Y. (2011) "Using Real Life Examples to Teach Abstract Statistical Concepts." Teaching Statistics 33 (1) 12-16
Please view Dr. Mvududu's C.V. (PDF) for additional publications.
Why I Teach at SPU
Nyaradzo Mvududu, Associate Professor of Education; Curriculum and Instruction
"I teach at SPU because here I do not have to compartment- alise my faith and my academic career. I view statistics as a tool we can use to understand God's creation and our work in whatever field as we go about our day-to-day activities."