Kaitlyn G. Fitzgerald, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6529

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center, Room 112

Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, PhD, teaches a variety of statistics courses at APU. She sees data and statistics as tools that have power to unearth knowledge, to illuminate injustices, and to tell stories that otherwise remain hidden, which can in turn empower people to think and perhaps respond differently in the world. She enjoys equipping students with these tools and helping them discover ways to use data for social good. Fitzgerald earned her BS in Mathematics from Olivet Nazarene University and her PhD in Statistics from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on methods for synthesizing and translating statistical evidence in the social sciences, with particular experience in education policy and global development applications. This includes work in the areas of meta-analysis, data visualization, and statistical cognition. She loves engaging in interdisciplinary work and helping students find ways that statistics intersects with their interests and their faith.


  • PhD, Statistics, Northwestern University, 2021
  • MS, Statistics, Northwestern University, 2018
  • BS, Mathematics, Olivet Nazarene University, 2015

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Meta-analysis
  • Education research
  • Data visualization
  • Statistics
  • Statistical cognition

Courses Taught

  • MATH 130 — Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 361 — Probability and Statistics I
  • PRMA 130 - Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 511 - Applied Regression Analysis