|The Don Owen Award for 2007 was presented to Jeffrey D. Hart, Ph.D.,
on March 30, 2007 at the Conference of Texas Statisticians by Anuradha
Roy, Ph.D. Professor Hart was nominated by Professor Raymond Carroll.
The award was presented on behalf of the San Antonio Chapter of the American
Statistical Association. Dr. Hart addressed the conference on the topic
of “An After-Dinner Taste of My Research for Nonstatisticians.”
Professor Hart is a member of the faculty of Texas A&M University. Professor Hart is an outstanding example of the precedent set by Don Owen in service to the profession, teaching, and research. He is a fellow of both the ASA and the IMS. Professor Hart won a teaching award from his University and has supervised 16 doctoral dissertations. He has made large contributions to theses and dissertations outside statistics, as an advisor to 75 master’s students and 50 doctoral students.
His service to the profession includes associate editorships of Communications in Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Probability Theory and Related Fields, and Test. He is a former chair of the ASA Section on Nonparametrics and former President of Southeast Texas Chapter of ASA. His service to research also includes serving as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. The Don Owen Award is presented annually by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Taylor and Francis, a leading international academic publisher.