Awards & Recognition > Awards and Scholarships
In 1988, the ASA Board voted to establish the Founders Award to recognize 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 recipients are not notified in advance that they will receive the award; it is presented as a surprise during the awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings.
The individual selected will have served the association for an extended period of time, usually in a variety of leadership roles wherein effective service or leadership was provided within ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. Outstanding performance in just one or two capacities, however important, would usually be insufficient to merit this award. 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. Committee members will review the nominations and make the final determination of whom, if anyone, should receive the award. The award may not be given to a sitting member of the Founders Award Committee or a sitting member of the Board of Directors.
Nomination and Award Dates
Nominations are due by March 15 each year. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of the same year.
Responsibilities of the Award Recipient
The award recipient 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.
How to Submit a Nomination
Nomination letters should be sent to the ASA at email@example.com or 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. Nomination letters should contain a list of persons who can be contacted to verify the candidate’s credentials and provide additional information.
If you have questions, please email the committee chair.
2011: Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University, for being an outstanding role model and a mentor to many ASA members for more than 50 years; for his exemplary service to the ASA through his leadership on various committees, including Strategic Planning, Review of Long-Range Financial Policy, Census Blue Ribbon Panel, Appointments to Federal Statistics Positions, Selection of ASA Fellows and Awards, and USDA Advisory; and for his invaluable contributions to a number of editorial boards, sections, and the board of directors.
2011: Nat Schenker, CDC, for outstanding leadership and service well above the call of duty during two terms on the ASA Board, including one term as vice president; for his leadership as JSM program chair; for chairing the JSM Task Force, which had a significant positive impact on JSM; for chairing the Meetings Workgroup that led to the creation of the new Conference on Statistical Practice; for serving as chair of the Government Statistics Section; and for service on the Committee on Publications.
2011: Bill Smith, Lecot, Inc., for exceptional service as executive director of the ASA from 2001-2007; in particular, for providing extraordinarily skillful leadership of the ASA's acquisition and renovation of a new headquarters, for reorganizing the ASA office for better coordination of statistical education activities, for expanding and improving the Joint Statistical Meetings, for overseeing the provision of electronic journal access to ASA members, and for obtaining federal funding for ASA programs.
2011: Bob Starbuck, for his commitment to partnerships among industry, academe, and government, as demonstrated by his commitment to the SPAIG Committee and other ASA entities that has spanned two decades; for his service to the Biopharmaceutical Section in several roles, including as chair; for his leadership of the Deming Lectureship Committee; for his contributions to the development of the undergraduate statistics education guidelines; and for his service to and leadership of the Committee on Fellows, including his regular reporting of data about the Fellows process to members.
2010: Janet Buckingham, Southwest Research Institute, for extraordinary quality and quantity of involvement in ASA chapters, sections, and committees for over 20 years; for collegial, diligent, and disciplined leadership of the Council of Sections Governing Board and the Section of Physical and Engineering Sciences; and for outstanding service to the San Antonio statistical community.
2010: Dan Solomon, North Carolina State University, for exemplary involvement in many ASA committees for over 25 years; for strong support of ASA publications through lengthy service on the Committee on Publications and on the Board of Directors Electronic Communications Committee; for superb leadership of the Council of Sections Governing Board; and for his central role in launching the ASA's Development Program.
2010: George Williams, Amgen Inc., for his active role in ASA chapters, sections, and committees for over 30 years; for his leadership as a Vice President of the ASA; for service on the Executive Director search committee on two occasions, including once as chair; for dedicated leadership of the Council of Sections Governing Board; and for tireless promotion of partnerships as chair of the SPAIG committee.
2009: Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, for outstanding leadership and contributions in Bayesian approaches to the analysis of contingency tables, confidentiality and data disclosure, and legal decision making; for distinguished service on the ASA Board of Directors including his role as Vice President; for long-term active involvement in ASA committees and remarkable leadership and participation in sister organizations; for superior editorial activities past and present, including Editor of Annals of Applied Statistics, Statistical Science, and Co-editor of Chance; for exceptional service and leadership in a wide variety of professional and government-related consultant activities.
2009: June Morita, University of Washington, for outstanding leadership; for energetic service to the Association as Chapter President, as regional Vice Chair and Chair of the Council of Chapters, as a member of the Council of Sections Governing Board, the Board of Directors, and numerous committees; for initiating, promoting, and sustaining effective programs to enhance quantitative and statistical literacy in schools nationally and internationally, including "Making Sense of Statistical Studies" and programs to prepare undergraduates as mathematics/statistics tutors in middle schools; for setting a standard of fun and excitement to the Council of Chapters activities at Association meetings.
2009: Bob Rodriguez, SAS Institute, for extraordinary leadership and service in crafting the ASA Strategic Plan and for obtaining a broad consensus for its implementation; for serving as a Vice President of the ASA; for editorial services to the Association; for playing a critical role in software development for linear models and statistical quality improvement at SAS; for serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASA-SIAM book series on Statistics and Applied Probability, and as an Associate Editor of the American Statistician; and for serving in leadership roles in the SPES section, and on the Publications Committee.
2009: W. Robert Stephenson, Iowa State University, for sustained and outstanding efforts to foster the improvement of statistics teaching through distinguished editorial work with the Journal of Statistics Education and as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Teacher Enhancement; for effective outreach to students by guiding the development of STATS magazine, serving as "Dr. Stats" and directing Mu Sigma Rho; for service to the Association as a Section Chair, Chapter President and on many committees; and for being an inspiring role model throughout an award winning career as a statistics educator.
2009: Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine, for leadership on many ASA committees and the Statistical Education and Bayesian Statistical Science Sections; for extraordinary service in the development of the ASA's strategic plan; for editorial service to the American Statistician and to the Journal of the American Statistical Association; and for her outstanding commitment to the profession through leaderships roles in NISS, CAUSE, AAAS, WNAR, and COPSS.
2008: David Scott, Rice University, for superb contributions and leadership in statistical research, particularly in multivariate density estimation and visualization, and in editorship of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics; for service to ASA publication projects, including electronic access to ASA journals; for outstanding leadership on a wide variety of grants advancing statistical methodology with NSF, ONR, NSA, USDA, USA, and NASA; for consequential effects of organizing and chairing conferences, including the Joint Statistical Meetings; for remarkable ability to direct and mentor students; for chairing the Section on Statistical Graphics; and for leadership in local chapter activities.
2008: Linda Young, University of Florida, for extraordinary leadership of the ASA as vice president and as chair of the Council of Sections, chair of the Section on Statistical Education, and chair of the Section on Statistics and the Environment, as well as leadership to many other statistical societies, including service as president of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR) and chair of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS); for outstanding contributions to leadership and scholarship in statistical methods research, particularly for agricultural, ecological, environmental, and public health studies, and in editorship of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 2007: George W. Cobb, Mount Holyoke College, for extraordinary contributions to advances in statistical education, for exemplary and altruistic service to the profession, including serving as an ASA Vice President; for vision, creativity, and eloquence in advancing undergraduate statistics education; for effective outreach to the mathematics community; for promoting the role of statistics in the liberal arts; and for mentoring future and current statisticians.
2007: Katherine Wallman, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for overseeing and coordinating Federal statistical policies, standards, and programs; for developing and advancing long-term improvements in Federal statistical activities, especially legislation to protect the confidentiality of Federal statistics; for representing the Federal Government in international organizations; for increasing cooperation between the several levels of government in the production of Federal statistics, strengthening the interface between academic and government statisticians, and enhancing the statistical literacy of the public; and for effective leadership as an ASA President and her tireless participation in Committee, Chapter, Section and Board of Directors activities.
2007:Gary McDonald, General Motors (retired) and Oakland University; for distinguished leadership in industry, education and NISS; for research in regression, reliability and safety; for dedicated service in ASA chapters, sections and Board of Directors; and for exceptional impact in work with sister professional organizations, especially his work as Board of Directors Chair of MathCounts, a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state and territory.
2006: Wendy L. Alvey, U.S. Census Bureau, for 30 years of distinguished service to the Association as a visionary member of several ASA committees, Sections and Chapters; for noteworthy contributions such as the well-known pamphlet, “Surveys and Privacy”; and for her mentoring of young statisticians to strive for excellence in writing and presenting at JSM and other professional conferences.
2006: John E. Boyer, Jr., Kansas State University, for long and distinguished leadership in a major university statistics department; for enduring contributions to Section and Council of Chapters activities including promoting prominence for statistics in science fair competitions at the state, national, and international level; and for excellence in statistical consulting.
2006: E. Jacquelin Dietz, Meredith College, for extraordinary contributions to advances in statistical education, as founding editor of the Journal for Statistics Education and other publications activities; for leadership on the Section for Statistics Education and Council of Sections; and for effective representation of ASA to several intersociety activities.
2006: Robert L. Santos, NuStats LP, for excellence in survey statistics; for distinguished leadership in Section and Committee activities, including a deep and enduring concern for ASA’s open access to members of all races and cultures; and for effective impact in work with sister statistical organizations.
2006:Joe H. Ward, Health Careers High School, for excellent efforts in K-12 education that are so far-ranging that an elementary school in named in his honor; for fundamental efforts with a Chapter; and for lasting efforts to make statistics understandable to the general population.
2005: Linda H. Gage, California State, Department of Finance, for distinguished leadership as chair of Committee on Committees; for very effective and widespread participation on committees, a Chapter and a Section; for authorship of articles promoting the use of statistics in demography by a state government; and for continuing service as a role model for government statisticians.
2005: Joan B. Garfield, University of Minnesota, for extraordinary contributions to the advancement of statistics education, through research into how students learn and through development of effective teaching methods; for leadership in statistics education through ASA and other professional organizations; and for outstanding teaching and service to the profession.
2005: Albert Madansky, The University of Chicago, for a half century of outstanding achievement in developing statistical methods and applications in business administration, working in both academia and industry; and for devoted service to the American Statistical Association, as an editor, as chair of the publications committee, as president of the business and economics section, and most recently as ASA treasurer.
2004: Roger Hoerl, General Electric Company, received the 2004 Founders Award for being an articulate advocate in promoting collaboration and facilitating discussion between industry and academe; for a distinguished record of publication, including papers examining the interplay between industry and undergraduate and graduate education; for outstanding contributions to the ASA Continuing Education program; for frequent and important contributions to the Joint Statistical Meetings; and for exemplary service to the Association through its sections and editorial boards.
2004: Dallas E. Johnson, Kansas State University, received the 2004 Founders Award for over thirty-five years of exceptional service and leadership to the Association; for outstanding service as the Founding Editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics; for devoted editorial service for The American Statistician and other statistical journals; for leadership on the ASA Council; for leadership in ASA Sections on Statistical Education and Statistical Consulting; for leadership in co-founding the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the ASA and serving as President of the Kansas-Western Missouri ASA Chapter; for service on various ASA committees; and for outstanding service on the ASA Board of Directors.
2004: William R. Schucany, Southern Methodist University, received the 2004 Founders Award for over thirty-five years of outstanding service to the Association through leadership positions in the Section on Nonparametric Statistics, the Section on Statistical Education, and numerous national ASA committees; for exceptional contributions at the regional level to the North Texas Chapter and the Conference of Texas Statisticians; and for exemplary and sustained editorial service to a variety of Association publications.
2004: Ray A. Waller, retired, received the 2004 Founders Award for many contributions to the profession and the Association culminating in his service as Executive Director and Secretary from 1995 to 2001; for improving service to members and the internal efficiency of the ASA office through effective reorganization and well-chosen hiring; for constant attention to detail and a continuing sense of responsibility for the welfare of ASA and its members.
2003: Roxy L. Peck, California Polytechnic State University, received the 2003 Founders Award for advancing the Association's goals to promote statistics education; for innovative leadership in the Advanced Placement statistics program; and for highly effective service in advancing statistics education through ASA members, committees, chapters, sections, and the Joint Statistical Meetings.
2003: James H. Matis, Texas A&M University, received the 2003 Founders Award for outstanding leadership of the Association's efforts in advancing statistics education, in particular through the education of Advanced Placement statistics course teachers and through developing the Beyond AP Statistics conferences, and for highly effective service to ASA chapters, sections, and meetings, including program chair of the 1987 Joint Statistical Meeting.
2003: Lynne Billard, University of Georgia, received the 2003 Founders Award for outstanding leadership to the Association in advancing its influence in education, international affairs, and public policy; in making ASA more effective in advancing the role of women in our profession; and in strengthening ASA relationships with other societies. For leadership in engaging colleagues and students in the Association; for highly effective service to ASA journals, committees, chapters, sections, and the Joint Statistical Meetings; and for outstanding service as ASA President.
2002: Sallie Keller-McNulty, Los Alamos National Laboratory, for exceptional leadership in American Statistical Association section and committee assignments, especially as related to electronic publications, meetings, and statistical computing; for effective service on the ASA Board of Directors; for innovative promotion of statistics through scientific and administrative roles at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies; and for championing statistics education and practice in academia, government, and industry in a pleasant but persuasive manner.
2002: W. Michael O'Fallon, Retired, for over forty years of dedicated service to the American Statistical Association through multiple committee and section assignments and extraordinarily effective leadership during two terms on the Board of Directors, culminating with his term as 2000 ASA President; for a dynamic and illustrious career at the Mayo Clinic as an able administrator and superb collaborative biostatistician/epidemiologist; and for eloquence and good humor in promoting the statistical/biostatistical discipline.
2002: Edward J. Wegman, George Mason University, for over thirty years of exceptional service and leadership to the American Statistical Association; for editing various ASA journals; for selfless and dedicated service to the Statistical Graphics Section of the ASA; for fostering the reputation of the ASA and American statisticians in computing as President of the International Association for Statistical Computing; for significantly expanding the funding for research in probability and statistics at the Office of Naval Research; and for serving in leadership roles at the Interface Foundation of North America since its inception, thus promoting the connection between statistics and computing.
2001: Jon R. Kettenring, Telcordia Technologies, for four decades of selfless, dedicated service to and involvement in every aspect of the American Statistical Association including multiple committee assignments and leadership roles, editorial activities and two terms on the Board of Directors, culminating with his term as the 1997 President at a time when strong, masterful leadership was critical to the Association; for preparing the ASA to meet the demands of the 21st century; for a dynamic career in statistical research and applications, representing a "statistics in industry" perspective at national and international levels; and for sound, unflappable guidance to the National Institute of Statistical Sciences Board of Trustees, both as an original Trustee member, and now as Chair.
2001: David S. Moore, Purdue University, for over 30 years of extraordinary leadership and service to the American Statistical Association; for his ASA Presidency in 1998, Editorships of ASA journals, Section Chairmanship, and Chapters outreach; for commitment to the promotion and enhancement of the educational, scientific, and outreach goals of the ASA; for teaching and trail-blazing books in introductory statistics, which increased the accessibility of statistics for thousands of students; for eloquence in promoting the discipline; and for world leadership in statistical education.
2000: Nancy J. Kirkendall, Energy Information Administration, for continued exceptional service to the ASA through leadership positions in all segments of the Association including Vice President of ASA, President of the Washington Chapter, Council of Chapters representative to the Board of Directors, Chair of the JSM Program Committee, and Chair of the Business and Economics Section; for her 20+ years of teaching statistics to the "next generation" as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University; and for her fervent and continued efforts to have statistical methodology and quantitative assessment included in high level government policy making.
1999: Richard F. Gunst, Southern Methodist University, for contributions to ASA through service to the North Texas Chapter and to the Sections on Physical and Engineering Sciences and Quality and Productivity, through important committee assignments including program chair for the 1996 Joint Statistical Meetings, for substantial editorial responsibilities, and through service on the Board of Directors.
1999: Jerry L. Moreno, John Carroll University, for exceptional leadership in organizing Quantitative Literacy workshops each year since 1989, for outstanding services to the Cleveland Chapter and to statistical education in northern Ohio, and for editorial and committee work supporting statistical education.
1999: Gladys H. Reynolds, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for long-standing service to the Biopharmaceutical and Statistics in Epidemiology sections and to many ASA committees, and for leadership in advancing women and minorities in the profession.
1998: Lorraine Denby, Bell Laboratories, for her leadership in the Council of Sections (COS) Committee for the Internet Project, which has led to significant advancement in the ASA's ability to communicate important information to its membership and the general public; for service to the ASA Board of Directors as the COS Board representative and her specific activity in support of the Joint Statistical Meetings; and for service to the Statistical Graphics Section including leadership in the Section's poster competition.
1998: David R. Morganstein, Westat, for his sure-handed financial leadership of the ASA as Treasurer and as a member of the Budget and Finance Committees; for improving the efficiency of the ASA's operations through astute assessment of its needs and sensitive promotion of quality management in the spirit of W. Edwards Deming; and for invaluable behind-the-scenes counsel to the Presidents of the ASA.
1998: Janet L. Norwood, The Urban Institute, for obtaining the stature of a "national treasure" in statistics through a career of contributions to the ASA and the U.S. Government; for exceptional service to the ASA as President during its sesquicentennial year; and for motivating key decision makers of all stripes to take an interest in statistics and use of ASA as a source of unbiased information.
1998: Jerome Sacks, Duke University, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, for ground breaking and pioneering leadership of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, a vitally important "arm" of the American Statistical Association; for promotion of cross-disciplinary statistical research and training of dozens of young researchers; and for strengthening the infrastructure of the statistics profession over a span of more the 40 years.
1998: Fritz J. Scheuren, Ernst and Young, for his exemplary service to the Association and to students and other professionals in the use of statistics; for leadership in the application of modern survey sampling, record linkage, and data warehousing in administrative data research; for vigorous service and commitment to the Section on Survey Research Methods, the Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee, and the Joint Statistical Meeting Program Committee; and for pioneering work on and stewardship of the "What is a Survey?" series of pamphlets and other editorial contributions.
1997: Barbara A. Bailar, National Opinion Research Center, for distinguished service and outstanding leadership to the statistical profession at the local, national, and international level for over twenty-five years; for service as Chair of several ASA Sections and of numerous ASA committees and as Chair or President of many allied statistical associations; and as a member of numeral national committees; for editorial service to JASA and other allied journals; for significant contributions during four terms in different capacities on our Board of Directors; and for her leadership as 1987 President and 1988-94 Executive Director in restoring financial stability to the Association and leading it into the modern world; for outreach programs, initiated while President, with the establishment of the Office of Scientific and Public Affairs, with the development of liaisons with other disciplines, the media and the public and with the next generation through her considerable expansion of ASA's efforts in quantitative literacy.
1997: Judith M. Tanur, State University of New York at Stony Brook, for her career in helping through her teaching, her contributions on numerous government and national committees and her extensive service to the ASA and allied professional organizations, including her service on the Board of Directors, strategic planning and future goals committees, her editorial service and her role as lead co-editor of Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown; and for her exceptional record as an outstanding instructor and disseminator of the statistical method.
1996: Susan Ellenberg, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, for single handedly developing and nurturing ASA involvement in International Science and Engineering Fairs, thereby increasing the visibility and viability of the profession; for pioneering the judging of science fairs by the Washington Statistical Society; and for service to the Biometrics Section and on Committees of the American Statistical Association.
1996: Ram(anathan) Gnanadesikan, Rutgers University, for nearly forty years of service to the American Statistical Association as a leader in Chapters, Sections, Committees and member of the Board of Directors; for leadership contributions to national and international statistical organizations on matters of importance to the Association; for bringing the highest personal and ethical standards of service to each of these endeavors; and for visionary thinking about the possibilities for statistics and its role in improving the human condition.
1996: Donald Guthrie, University of California Los Angeles, for substantial contributions in behavioral and mental health research; for enthusiastic leadership and support for the application of statistical methods in sports; for service as a JASA Review Editor and Editor of the JASA Special Section on Statistics in Sports; for leadership and service to allied statistical organizations and to the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies; and for years of service to committees and to the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association.
1996: Michael H. Kutner, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, for dynamic leadership of local Chapter and meeting activities; for more than twenty-five years of service on numerous Committees of the American Statistical Association and twice as a member of the Board of Directors; for service as an Associate Editor for The American Statistician; and for significant contributions to the methodology, practice, and administration of biostatistics in medical and public health research.
1995: Mary A. Foulkes, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, for major contributions leading to the understanding of the national history of stroke as the project director for Stroke Data Bank of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; for valuable contributions to AIDS research as Chief of the Biostatistics Research Branch, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; for enthusiastic leadership as Chair of the 1993 Joint Statistical Meetings Program Committee and of the Committee on Meetings; and for dedicated service and commitment to ASA chapters and the Association.
1995: Charles H. Goldsmith, McMaster University, for outstanding service on the ASA Constitution Committee; for tireless and dedicated efforts in the difficult task of chairing the Transition Committee for the new ASA constitution; for efforts at international promotion of statistics in numerous arenas; for significant leadership and support of the Southern Ontario Chapter; for inspirational teaching and guidance of students, with an emphasis on high standards; and for continuing dedicated service and commitment to the Association.
1995: J. Stuart Hunter, Princeton University, for exceptional service as a spokesman for the statistics profession; for continuous outreach to ASA Chapters and other professions, particularly engineering; for outstanding contributions to industry through teaching and consulting; for distinguished authorship of books and articles; for significant contributions as Chair of the Princeton and Gordon Conferences; for pioneering efforts in starting Technometrics and serving as its first editor; and for exemplary service on ASA Committees, the Board of Directors, and as the 1993 President.
1995: Donald W. Marquardt, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, for outstanding skills in managing and increasing the influence of the statistics group at DuPont; for continuous outreach to related professional organizations; for significant contributions to the development of criteria for the Malcolm Baldridge Award; for inspired leadership of the U.S. delegation to the ISO 9000 International Quality Standard writing group; for effectively leading the ASA in strategic planning; and for exemplary service on ASA Committees, the Board of Directors, and as the 1996 President.
1994: Vickie S. Hertzberg, Emory University, for dedicated service and commitment to the profession and the association through tireless leadership in working at the national level in the Council of Chapters, Council of Sections, and numerous ASA committees; for unceasing work at the local level including chapter activities and organization of scientific meetings; for long-term support to the recognition of the profession in the establishment of a souvenir program for ASA; for service to the discipline in health and environment issues; and for enhancement of the field of biostatistics through excellence in leadership and teaching.
1994: David C. Hoaglin, Abt Associates Inc., for leadership in revising the ASA Constitution and in the transition period for implementation; for tireless work in developing and reviewing charters for ASA Sections; for distinguished authorship; for effectively using statistics in public policy settings; and for dedicated service and commitment to the Association and the profession through unstinting leadership in working with the Board of Directors, ASA Sections, the Council of Sections, and the Boston Chapter.
1994: James M. Landwehr, Bell Laboratories, for leadership in the Section on Statistical Education; for continuing development and support of international programs to improve the teaching of statistics at all levels; for unswerving support to the Quantitative Literacy Program by developing materials, leading workshops, working with classroom teachers, and having a vision of what the future could be; and for dedicated service to the American Statistical Association through Chapter and Section activities.
1993: Rich D. Allen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, for exemplary service to the profession, the Association, and to students and other professionals in the use of statistics; for leadership in the profession, particularly in the application of survey sampling and other statistical methods for the collection of national agricultural data; for dedicated, inspired, and enthusiastic service and commitment to the Association and the profession through tireless leadership in working at all levels and in many capacities with ASA's Chapters, the Council of Chapters, the Council of Sections in its initial activities and through work on ASA's Committees.
1993: Samuel W. Greenhouse, George Washington University and National Institute of Health, for nearly fifty years of distinguished leadership in the statistical community at the local, national, and international levels; for persuasive advocacy and development of rigorous statistical methods at the National Institute of Health; for the enhancement of biostatistics through excellent research, teaching, organizational, and editorial activities; for a leadership role in advancing the interface of ASA with other scientific organizations; and for tireless service at all levels and in many capacities for the ASA and other statistical societies.
1993: Daniel G. Horvitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for exemplary leadership in the formation of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences; for significant contributions to sample survey design and methodology; for serving as a spokesman for the statistical profession in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings; for distinguished authorship; and for excellence in service to the Association on the Board of Directors, and to Sections, Chapters, and Committees.
1993: I. Richard Savage, Yale University, for outstanding research contributions to a variety of statistical fields including non-parametric statistics, medical statistics, and the use of cost-benefit ideas in government statistics; for strong advocacy of the belief that statistics should be used effectively in public policy; for exemplary work as a founding member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on National Statistics; for strong leadership as an editor of statistical publications; and for innumerable contributions to the Association as President, on the Board of Directors, and on Committees.
1993: Bruce E. Trumbo, California State University at Hayward, for having a vision about the important role computers would play in theoretical statistical research and laying the groundwork at the National Science Foundation to support work in that area; for major leadership in resolving the political, financial, legal, and technical problems in establishing a computer-searchable version of Current Index to Statistics; for excellence in the teaching of statistics and the use of real data to illustrate the excitement of statistics; for providing indexes for the major statistical journals; for inspiring students of statistics in other disciplines; and for providing outstanding service to ASA.
1992: Richard L. Anderson, University of Iowa, for extraordinary devotion and guidance to the work of the ASA, its Committees and Sections; for strong leadership in raising funds for the ASA Building and Development Campaign; for furthering the public image of statistics by working with practitioners in many industries; for special attention in extended visits to a majority of the Chapters; and for strong support in the initial work of ASA on energy and the environment, prior to and following his presidency.
1992: Ralph A. Bradley, University of Georgia, for serving as an outstanding model of the versatility of a statistician to hundreds of students and colleagues; for unswerving and successful service as co-chair of the Building and Development Campaign of the ASA; for leadership of the first ASA team to visit China in 1981; for critical support of ASA's stand on human rights prior to the ISI meeting in Argentina; and for leadership in the Southern Regional Education Board.
1992: William H. Kruskal, University of Chicago, for outstanding leadership in the profession and the Association over many years; for outstanding contributions as the first Chair of the Committee on National Statistics; for the development of statistical techniques and critical statistical thinking valuable to practitioners in the field; and for exemplary service to government statistical agencies in providing advice and continuing encouragement.
1992: Robert L. Mason, Southwest Research Institute, for outstanding leadership on ASA committees, Sections, Chapters, the Council of Chapters, and the Board of Directors; for distinguished authorship of books and articles promoting the use of statistics; for leadership in planning and implementing the ASA Sesquicentennial celebration; for significant contributions to statistics with applications to physical and engineering sciences; and for continuing service as a spokesperson for the profession.
1992: John D. McKenzie, Babson College, for continuing inspiration and guidance to students; for significant leadership in the Boston Chapter, the Council of Chapters, and the Board of Directors; for untiring service on the Committee on the Constitution and the subsequent Transition Committee; for notable contributions to the planning of the ASA Sesquicentennial celebration; and for the promotion of statistics as a scientific career.
1992: Fredrick A. Mosteller, Princeton University, for distinguished leadership of an effort to promote joint work on quantitative literacy by founding the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee and serving as its first Chair; for distinguished authorship of books and articles promoting the use of statistical thinking and statistical methods; for furthering the public image of statistics by serving as the President of a variety of national and international professional associations; for outstanding teaching and for providing inspiration to students and colleagues in statistics; and for exemplary service to ASA Committees, Sections, the Board of Directors; and as President.
1991: Robert V. Hogg, University of Iowa, for leadership in focusing attention on the need to improve the teaching of statistics in science and engineering; for distinguished authorship of many books and articles; for continued development and support of international and national programs to improve the teaching of statistics at all levels; for continued guidance in the development and establishment of departments of statistics throughout the country; for enthusiastic and vocal support in fostering Association activities; and for exemplary service on Association Committees and the Board of Directors and as our President in 1988.
1991: Ronald L. Iman, Sandia National Laboratories, for furthering the public image of statistics by working with people in other disciplines and with managers at all levels; for distinguished authorship of books and articles promoting the use of statistics in applications; for examining Association financial issues and guiding the Board of Directors to practical solutions; for exemplary service on the Board; and for outstanding service as Treasurer of the Association during a difficult fiscal period.
1991: Paul D. Minton, Virginia Commonwealth University, for being an inspiration and support for students and colleagues in statistics; for developing professional awareness of the need for undergraduate degrees in statistics if statistics is to be recognized as a discipline; for having a vision on how statistics should be taught to be of service to others; for starting the Department of Statistics as Southern Methodist University and chairing it for many years; for taking leadership roles in the Southern Regional Education Board; and for making special contributions to statistics through song.
1991: Ingram Olkin, Stanford University, for outstanding leadership in the profession and the Association over many years; for the development of statistical techniques of value to practitioners in many fields of science; for establishing and maintaining good inter-organizational relations; for leadership in ASA editorial and publications issues; and for playing a central role in the establishment of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.
1991: Joan R. Rosenblatt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, for distinguished leadership of a program of applied statistics with a focus on engineering; for furthering the public image of statistics by serving as liaison with other mathematical, statistical, and science groups; for representing the Association on national committees; and for outstanding service on Association Committees, Sections, and the Board over a period of many years.
1990: Morris H. Hansen, Consultant and Author (U.S. Bureau of the Census) for more than 50 years of distinguished service to the profession and to the Association; for the development of statistical techniques of value to practitioners in many fields of science; for participation in and leadership of many ASA committees since the early forties and as our President in 1960; and for continued availability as a resource person and guide, always willing to make ASA more effective in its service to the public.
1990: John Neter, University of Georgia, for outstanding leadership in the profession and the Association over the past four decades; for editorial service; for initiation of a long-range strategic review of goals and objectives of the Association; for continued guidance in fiscal affairs and especially in the purchase of the ASA headquarters building; and for continued exemplary service on committees and Boards, and as our President in 1985.
1990: Richard L. Scheaffer, University of Florida, for unique service to the profession, the Association, and the public; for outstanding promotion of education in statistics from kindergarten to graduate school; for leadership, as chair of the Joint Committee on Teaching Statistics in Secondary Schools; as principal investigator of the ASA Quantitative Literacy Program, and as first director of the ASA Center for Statistical Education; and for continued development and support of innovative programs in statistical and quantitative techniques for teachers of physical, health, and social sciences.
1989: Fred C. Leone, Retired (Executive Director of the American Statistical Association) for outstanding contributions to statistical education, particularly in design of experiments and statistical quality control; for his many publications and great influence as editor of Technometrics; for his loyal devotion to ASA by serving on many of its committees and boards and as its Executive Director from 1973 to early 1988; and for helping coordinate, as Executive Director Emeritus, the activities associated with ASA's sesquicentennial celebration.
1989: Margaret E. Martin, Retired (National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council), for a lifetime of professional activities devoted to planning, coordination, and improvement of federal statistics with applications primarily in the areas of demography, economics, and sociology; for outstanding service to ASA as a member of many committees and boards, and as our 1980 President; and, in more recent years, for being an exemplary volunteer whenever help was needed, in particular by writing and rewriting our Policies and Procedures Manual and serving as co-chair of our Building Development Fund.