The San Antonio Chapter conferred the Don Owen Award for 2005 on Professor S. Lynne Stokes of Southern Methodist University. Dr. Stokes was chosen as best exemplifying the Award's threefold criteria of excellent scholarship, dissemination of statistical knowledge, and service to the profession.
Professor Stokes has had a distinguished career as a teacher and scholar and is world-renowned for her work in sampling and censuses and statistical privacy and confidentiality. She has made outstanding contributions to the statistics profession including serving as Chair of the American Statistical Association's Section on Survey Research Methods and as a member of the ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality as well as numerous other activities both nationally and with the Dallas chapter. She was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Alternative Census Methodologies and on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Design and Analysis Committee. Professor Stokes has been editor of The American Statistician and associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and is currently associate editor of The Journal of Official Statistics.
The Don Owen Award is presented annually by the San Antonio Chapter of the
American Statistical Association. The award, which consists of a plaque and
a check for $500, was funded this year by Taylor and Francis Group. The 2005
winner was announced at the Conference of Texas Statisticians on April 1, 2005
in Dallas, Texas.