Baaska Anderson


Baaska Anderson

Ph.D. in Education, University of North Texas

Office: UW1-249


I am a native Mongolian. Having traveled, lived and studied in a number of countries, I have settled in the USA since early 2000. In addition to teaching at UW Bothell, I also teach in the education doctorate program at the University of Liverpool (England) and consult with graduate students and academics on research design and statistics. My terminal degree emphasized education studies and research methods, with a heavy focus on quantitative research and statistics, and they provide a robust framework within which to develop and implement relevant learning experiences to help meet students’ immediate needs and serve as a foundation for advanced study in graduate school.


As a Deweyan scholar, I deeply believe in the power of experiences in shaping not only who we are, but also what and how (and how much) we learn. In lectures and discussion, I seek to employ relatable examples to bring existing cognitive structures to the forefront to aid students in making connections between new and existing knowledge. I use experiential learning as well as in-class discussion to provide hands-on learning experiences that help students understand their world(s) using statistics and to promote critical habits of mind in the analysis and application of statistics in practice.

I feel that constructivist and adult learning pedagogies are typically best suited for teaching and learning in university settings. Problem-based learning, interaction, and engagement are primary aspects of my teaching practice. I find these pedagogical approaches to complement experiential learning while providing opportunities for input/feedback to me as an instructor. I gauge student feedback, direct and indirect, to modify my methods to suit student needs.

Recent Courses Taught

BHLTH/BMATH 215 Health Statistics
BIS 232 Data Visualization
BIS 315 Understanding Statistics
BNURS 597 Statistics for Professional Practitioners


My scholarship has focused primarily on graduate education, teaching and learning, and educational technology.

Selected Publications