NORC at the University of Chicago
For an active career supporting innovations in survey methodology, having designed and directed many large-scale surveys in diverse areas, both domestically and internationally; for two decades of enthusiastic participation in ASA activities, including serving as president of the Washington Statistical Society and vice president of the ASA Board of Directors; and for exemplary contributions to many ASA committees, sections, and councils, including outstanding leadership as chair of ASA’s Committee on Statistics and Disability, Council of Chapters Governing Board, and Survey Research Methods Section.
Iowa State University
For leadership of the profession at the national level through the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; National Institutes of Health; and Environmental Protection Agency; for service to many other statistical organizations; for two decades of enthusiastic participation in ASA activities, including serving as president of the Iowa Chapter and vice president of the ASA Board of Directors; and for serving as an officer of the Biometrics Section, as chair of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, as chair of the 1999 JSM Program Committee, and as chair of the JSM Task Force.
North Carolina State University
For expansion of the ASA’s global reach and strengthening the relationships between statistics and other sciences as ASA president during the International Year of Statistics; for leadership of the profession as chair of the Biometrics Section, Committee on Nominations, Founders Award Committee, and Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee; and for thoughtful service as a member of the Awards Council, executive editor of Biometrics, co-editor of Wiley StatsRef, and as a member of the editorial boards of JASA, Statistica Sinica, and Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems.
About the Award
The Founders Award recognizes members who have rendered distinguished service to the association. Typically, no more than two awards are granted annually, and the award does not have to be granted every year; however, when warranted, up to five awards may be given each year.
Award recipients are presented with a certificate and engraved crystal bowl. This award differs from all other ASA awards in that the honorees’ names are kept secret until the awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings when the honorees are presented with the award
The individual(s) selected will have served the association for an extended time, usually in a variety of leadership roles wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. The individual's contributions will have had significant impact on the association beyond the time of her/his incumbency.
The Founders Award Committee depends on the American Statistical Association membership to submit nominations. The award may not be given to a sitting member of the Founders Award Committee or a sitting member of the ASA Board of Directors.
Award Recipient Responsibilities
The award recipient(s) will be responsible for providing a current photograph for the following year's awards book. Because the element of surprise is our aim in presenting this award, the previous year's recipients are presented for publication each year.
Nominations are due by March 15. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August the same year. Nomination letters should contain a list of people who can be contacted to verify the candidate’s credentials and provide additional information. Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or send via mail to 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314.
Please contact the committee chair.