Nancy Shafer Boudreau


Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-8396
Email: nboudre@bgsu.edu
Address: 361 Business Administration

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Dr. Boudreau’s primary expertise is in statistical consulting and categorical data analysis. She is currently working on a research paper with a faculty member in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department  at BGSU on breast feeding.  This study was conducted to find out the views about breast feeding of college students taking introductory nutrition classes.  It also focuses on the views of professors teaching introductory nutrition classes.

The statistics professor originally went into teaching because she says she was very shy and  wanted to force herself to overcome this.  She taught high school in an inner city school in Washington, D.C. for two years after graduating from college and then went back to graduate school so she could teach at an even higher level. Dr. Boudreau says, “I love the stimulation I get from working with very bright students and other faculty members.”

She is most proud of receiving the Unit Recognition Award given by the Bowling Green State University Faculty Senate as Director of the Statistical Consulting Center in 2001.

As far as traveling, she has two most interesting places – Yoshkar Ola, Russia, and Bucharest, Romania. These hold special meaning because they are places where she adopted her daughters.


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Florida, (Gainesville, Florida) , 1980.
  • Master of Statistics, University of Florida, (Gainesville, Florida), 1977.
  • B.A. in Mathematics, The College of Wooster, (Wooster, Ohio), 1973.


  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Bowling Green State University, (Bowling Green, Ohio), 1980-present.
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Statistics, University of Florida, (Gainesville, Florida), 1975-1980.
  • Teacher, Mathematics, Woodrow Wilson High School, (Washington, D.C.), 1973-1975.


“Nutrient Analysis of the Guamanian Diet: Acceptable Energy Distribution with Inadequate Nutrient Quality,” Pobocik, R.S., and Boudreau, N.S., PhD Issue on Public Health Surveillance in the Pacific, 12(2), 2005.

“Comparing Rasch Analyses Probability Estimates to Sensitivity, Specificity, and Likelihood Ratios when Examining the Utility of Medical Diagnostic Tests,” Cipriani, D., Fox, C., Khuder, S., and Boudreau, N., Journal of Applied Measurement, 6(2), 2005.

“Novel p21-Activated Kinase-dependent Protrusions Characteristically formed at the Edge of Transformed Cells,” Heckman, C.A., Urban, J.M., Cayer, M., Li, Y., Boudreau, N., Barnes, J., Plummer III, H.K., Hall, C., Kozma, R., and Lim, L.,Experimental Cell Research, 295; 432-447, 2004