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Caucus of Academic Representatives Officers

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The purpose of this Caucus of Academic Representatives is to promote the statistics discipline within the academic community and to provide resources for academic statisticians to successfully advocate for the discipline. In particular, the Caucus will
  • provide assistance to academic departments offering degrees in statistics or biostatistics;
  • provide a venue for discussion of issues affecting departments and programs in statistics and biostatistics;
  • facilitate interaction between faculty at different institutions, especially between those at research departments and at undergraduate institutions;
  • dentify and collect data that are helpful for heads/chairs in dealing with their administrations and function as a repository for such data;
  • arrange a yearly meeting of the members of this group (Caucus of Academic Representatives);
  • arrange a yearly workshop for Department Chairs and Heads;
  • promote the statistics profession.
  • Composition: The members of the Caucus will be academic statisticians who are in a position to achieve the Caucus's purpose. This will include:

    1. the Head or Chair or designated/elected representative of any Department of Statistics or Biostatistics at a US institution of higher education offering a M.S. or Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics;
    2. the leader of any group of statistics faculty in any department at a US institution of higher education offering a Master's or Doctorate with a concentration in statistics or biostatistics (not already included in item 1);
    3. the leader of any group of statistics faculty at a US institution of higher education offering a Bachelor's degree in statistics or biostatistics or with a concentration in statistics or biostatistics (not already included in item 1 or 2);
    4. the Officers;
    5. the leader of other groups of ASA members in the academic community with the capability of advancing the statistics profession and who are not already represented in items 1-4 above. (See Operational Manual.)

    Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Jean D. Opsomer


    The Caucus of Academic Representatives Officers has 11 member(s), and 3 liaison(s).

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    Opsomer, Jean D.
    Colorado State University
    Dept. of Statistics
    Fort Collins, CO   80523-1877
    United States
    Phone: (970) 491-3841
    Fax: (970) 491-7895
    Chair (2016 - 2017)
    Hunter, David R.
    Penn State University
    Department of Statistics
    310 Thomas Building
    University Park, PA   16802-2111
    United States
    Phone: (814) 863-0979
    Fax: (814) 863-7114
    Past-Chair (2016 - 2017)
    Strawderman, Robert L.
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Biostatistics/Comp Biology
    601 Elmwood Ave, Box 630
    Rochester, NY   14642
    United States
    Phone: (585) 275-6688
    Fax: (585) 273-1031
    Chair-Elect (2016 - 2017)
    Cannon, Ann R.
    Cornell College
    Department of Mathematics
    600 1st St W
    Mount Vernon, IA   52314-1006
    United States
    Phone: (319) 895-4461
    Fax: (319) 895-4478
    Member (2016 - 2019)
    Rep. of Departments Offering non-PhD Statistics Degrees
    Huerta, Gabriel
    University of New Mexico
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    MSC01 1115
    Albuquerque, NM   87131
    United States
    Phone: (505) 277-4613
    Fax: (505) 277-5505
    Member (2014 - 2017)
    Other PhD
    Lesser, Virginia M.
    Oregon State University - Department of Statistics
    Dept. of Public Health
    Waldo Hall Rm.254
    Corvallis, OR   97331-6406
    United States
    Phone: (541) 737-3825
    Fax: (541) 737-4001
    Member (2016 - 2019)
    Rep. of ASA District 6
    Lin, Xihong
    Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
    655 Huntington Avenue
    Building II-4th Fl-Dept of Statistics
    Boston, MA   02115
    United States
    Phone: (617) 432-2914
    Fax: (617) 432-5619
    Member (2015 - 2018)
    Districts 1-3
    Qiu, Peihua
    University of Florida
    Department of Biostatistics
    2004 Mowry Road, P.O. Box 117450
    Gainesville, FL   32611
    United States
    Phone: (352) 294-1945
    Fax: (612) 624-8868
    Member (2014 - 2017)
    PhD Biostatistics Department
    Sheng, Xiaoming
    University of Utah
    295 Chipeta Way, PREP Office
    Dept. of Pediatrics
    Salt Lake City, UT   84108
    United States
    Phone: (801) 213-3729
    Fax: (801) 581-3899
    Secretary / Treasurer (2016 - 2017)
    Simpson, Douglas G.
    University of Illinois-Urbana
    Dept. of Statistics
    725 S Wright Street
    Champaign, IL   61820-5710
    United States
    Phone: (217) 333-2167
    Fax: (217) 244-7190
    Member (2014 - 2017)
    Districts 4-5
    Stromberg, Arnold J.
    University of Kentucky
    Department of Statistics
    817 Patterson Office Tower
    Lexington, KY   40506-0027
    United States
    Phone: (606) 257-6115
    Fax: (859) 323-1973
    Member (2015 - 2018)
    PHD Statistics Dept.

    Peck, Roxy L.
    Cal Poly
    P.O. Box 7088
    Los Osos, CA   93412-7088
    United States
    Phone: (805) 528-2966

    Education Council Liaison
    2010 - 2017
    Education Council Vice Chair

    LaLonde, Donna
    American Statistical Association
    732 North Washington St
    Alexandria, VA   22314-1943
    United States
    Phone: (703) 684-1221

    Staff Liaison
    2015 - 2017

    Wasserstein, Ronald L.
    American Statistical Association
    732 N Washington Street
    Alexandria, VA   22314-1943
    United States
    Phone: (703) 684-1221 x1860

    Staff Liaison
    2014 - 2017

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