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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 Paul Rathouz


The Caucus of Academic Representatives Officers has 12 member(s), and 1 liaison(s).

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Rathouz, Paul
Univ of Wisconsin- Biostatistics & Med Informatics
600 Highland Ave.
K61446 CSC, Box 4675
Madison, WI   53792-4675
United States
Phone: (773) 834-1970
Fax: (773) 702-1979
Chair (2014 - 2015)
Ensor, Katherine B.
Rice University
Dept. of Statistics
6100 Main St., MS 138
Houston, TX   77251-1827
United States
Phone: (713) 348-4687
Fax: (713) 348 -5476
Past-Chair (2014 - 2015)
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
Chair-Elect (2014 - 2015)
Fricker, Ronald D.
Virginia Tech
Department of Statistics, Room 406-A
250 Drillfield Drive, Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, CA   24061
United States
Phone: 831-869-8414
Member (2015 - 2016)
Fuentes, Montserrat
North Carolina State Univ
Dept. of Statistics
Campus Box 8203
Raleigh, NC   27695-0001
United States
Phone: (919) 515-1921
Fax: (919) 515-1169
Member (2014 - 2015)
PhD Statistics Dept.
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
Kafadar, Karen
University of Virginia
Department of Statistics
Halsey Hall, P.O. Box 400135
Charlottesville, VA   22904-4135
United States
Phone: (434) 924-3096
Fax: (434) 924-3076
Member (2012 - 2015)
Districts 1-3
Legler, Julie
St. Olaf College
Dept of Math, Stat & Comp Science
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN   55057
United States
Phone: (507) 786-3573
Fax: (507) 646-3116
Member (2013 - 2016)
Non-PhD Dept.
Qiu, Peihua
University of Florida
Department of Biostatistics
2004 Mowry Road, 5th Floor, CTRB
Gainesville, FL   32610
United States
Phone: (352) 294-1945
Fax: (612) 624-8868
Member (2014 - 2017)
PhD Biostatistics Department
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
Secretary (2013 - 2016)
Weir, Bruce S.
University of Washington
Dept. of Biostatistics
Box 357232
Seattle, WA   98195-7232
United States
Phone: (206) 221-7497
Fax: (206) 543-3286
Member (2013 - 2016)
District 6
Mulrow, Jeri Metzger
National Science Foundation
1061 N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA   22205
United States
Phone: (703) 292-4784
Education Council Liaison
2014 - 2015
Chair, Education Council
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