The 2004 Don Owen Award was presented to Wayne Woodward, PhD, Professor in
the Department of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
TX. Dr. Woodward was chosen as best exemplifying the Award's threefold criteria
of excellent scholarship, dissemination of statistical knowledge, and service
to the profession. Dr. Woodward has over 50 publications in refereed journals
covering a wide range of statistical topics. He is most noted for his work in
time-series analysis. He has also served as statistical consultant for over
30 years. His research and consultation has generated over $3.5 million in grants
and contracts. During his academic career, he has taught all levels of statistics
courses, from introductory statistics to advanced graduate courses. He is a
Fellow of the American Statistical Association and has served that organization
and its North Texas Chapter through a variety of offices and activities.
The Don Owen Award is presented annually by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the Dekker Foundation. The 2004 awards committee members were Janet Buckingham, Principal Analyst, and Robert L. Mason, PhD, Institute Analyst, both from the Southwest Research Institute; Billy Jackson and Joel Michalek, PhD, both from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Brooks City-Base; and Joseph F. Lucke, PhD, Statistical Scientist for the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Vice-President of the San Antonio Chapter of the ASA. The Don Owen Award was presented to Dr. Woodward by Dr. Lucke at the banquet ceremony of the 2004 Conference of Texas Statisticians held at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas.