University of Missouri
For leadership in statistics at the national level; for mentorship of women in statistics, including serving as a lifetime role model for countless colleagues as they began their careers and establishing NSF programs for women and minorities; for career-long service to the ASA, including instilling a new vibrancy into the Council on Sections at a critical time and serving on numerous committees, including chairing the Committee on Nominations and the Committee on Research Funding in Statistics and serving on the Fellows Committee, the Committee on Meetings, and the Committee on Women in Statistics.
William I. Notz
The Ohio State University
For outstanding section leadership, including serving as chair of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Section and Section on Statistical Education and as vice chair of the Council of Sections Governing Board; for outstanding publications leadership, including service as editor of Technometrics and the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE); and for leadership in statistics education as a member of the ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics, as chair and as executive committee member of the Statistics Education Section, as editor of JSE, and for his financial support of the Best JSE Paper Award.
Allan J. Rossman
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
For impact at all levels of statistics education as an officer of the Statistical Education Section, member and chair of the ASA/MAA Joint Commission on Undergraduate Statistics, contributor to the Beyond AP Statistics workshop series, member of the Statistics Careers for AP Statistics and Other K–12 Classrooms Working Group, and contributor to the ASA GAISE report; for serving on the editorial board and conducting a long-running series of interviews with leaders in statistics education for the Journal of Statistics Education; and for serving as the 2007 JSM Program Chair.
Carnegie Mellon University
For advancing the cause of women in statistics through leadership of the Committee on Women in Statistics and founding of the Conference on Women in Statistics and Data Science; for leadership in ASA publications as the executive editor of CHANCE, the reviews editor for JASA and The American Statistician, and a member of the Committee on Publications; for leadership in the ASA’s Statistical Education Section and Section on Bayesian Statistical Science; for extensive committee service as a member of the Membership Council, Youden Award Committee, Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee, Media Experts Committee, and SPAIG Committee.
David A. van Dyk
Imperial College London
For pioneering leadership in the production and promotion of ASA journals and publications, including initiatives in electronic publication and reproducible research as editor of Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics and reviews editor of JASA and The American Statistician; for significant contributions to the ASA’s efforts to establish the role of statistics in data science, including the drafting of the ASA’s statement on this topic; and for leadership of the Statistical Computing Section, service on the Publications Committee, and service on the ASA Board of Directors.
About the Award
The Founders Award recognizes members who have rendered distinguished service to the association. Typically, no more than two awards are granted annually, and the award does not have to be granted every year; however, when warranted, up to five awards may be given each year.
Award recipients are presented with a certificate and engraved crystal bowl.
The individual(s) selected will have served the association for an extended time, usually in a variety of leadership roles wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. The individual's contributions will have had significant impact on the association beyond the time of her/his incumbency.
The Founders Award Committee depends on the American Statistical Association membership to submit nominations. The award may not be given to a sitting member of the Founders Award Committee or a sitting member of the ASA Board of Directors.
Award Recipient Responsibilities
The award recipient(s) will be responsible for providing a current photograph for the following year's awards book. Because the element of surprise is our aim in presenting this award, the previous year's recipients are presented for publication each year.
Nominations are due by March 15. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August the same year. Nomination letters should contain a list of people who can be contacted to verify the candidate’s credentials and provide additional information. Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the committee chair.