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 the Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Return to index of this section
Each year the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Professor Owen, excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. Nominations are solicited from all chapters of the American Statistical Association.
For 2001 the Chapter announces two outstanding co-winners of the Don Owen Award, Dr. Henry L. Gray, of Southern Methodist University, and Dr. James M. Lucas, of J.M. Lucas and Associates in Wilmington, Delaware. The award, which includes a plaque and a cash award, was presented in San Antonio at the Chapter's annual awards banquet. ASA President, Dr. Richard L. Scheaffer presented the award to each winner and served as banquet speaker for the evening.
The Don Owen Award, cosponsored by the Dekker Foundation is named for Donald B. Owen, who before his death in 1991 was Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Professor Owen's long and extremely productive career, including research, consultation and service, serves as the ideal against which nominees are compared. The distinguished careers of both Dr. Gray and Dr. Lucas exhibit such excellence in statistical research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.
Dr. Henry L. Gray is C.F. Frensley Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Southern Methodist University since 1973. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1966 from University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the ASA and has authored several books, including The Generalized Jackknife Statistic published by Marcel Dekker. Dr. Gray, who served as Associate Editor of Communications in Statistics, is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Theoretical and Applied Statistics and has authored over 60 articles in refereed journals.
Dr. James M. Lucas received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in 1972 and was the recipient of the H.O. Hartley Award for Distinguished Service to the Discipline. He is a Fellow of the ASA and past President of the Delaware Chapter. Dr. Lucas is also a Fellow and past Chair of the American Society for Quality-Chemical and Process Industries Division. He has served as Associate Editor for Technometrics, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems and is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Quality Technology. Dr. Lucas has authored 20 articles on quality, 28 articles on the design and analysis of experiments and 10 articles on model building.
The San Antonio Chapter is proud to recognize the accomplishments of Dr. Henry L. Gray and Dr. James M. Lucas by honoring them both with the 2001 Don Owen Award. Return to index of this section