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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 David R. Hunter


The Caucus of Academic Representatives Officers has 11 member(s), and 2 liaison(s).

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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 (2015 - 2016)
Opsomer, Jean D.
Colorado State University
Dept. of Statistics
Fort Collins, CO   80523-1877
United States
Phone: (970) 491-3841
Fax: (970) 491-7895
Chair-Elect (2015 - 2016)
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
Past-Chair (2015 - 2016)
Heagerty, Patrick J.
University of Washington
P.O. Box 2852
Vashon, WA   98070-2852
United States
Phone: (206) 616-2720
Fax: (206)543-3286
Member (2013 - 2016)
District 6
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
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.
Lin, Xihong
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
655 Huntington Avenue
Building II-4th Fl-Dept of Statistics
Boston, MA   02115
United States
Phone: (617) 432-2914
Fax: (617) 432-5619
Member (2015 - 2018)
Districts 1-3
Qiu, Peihua
University of Florida
Department of Biostatistics
2004 Mowry Road, P.O. Box 117450
Gainesville, FL   32611
United States
Phone: (352) 294-1945
Fax: (612) 624-8868
Member (2014 - 2017)
PhD Biostatistics Department
Sheng, Xiaoming
University of Utah
295 Chipeta Way, PREP Office
Dept. of Pediatrics
Salt Lake City, UT   84108
United States
Phone: (801) 213-3729
Fax: (801) 581-3899
Secretary / Treasurer (2015 - 2016)
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
Member (2015 - 2018)
PHD Statistics Dept.
Peck, Roxy L.
Cal Poly
P.O. Box 7088
Los Osos, CA   93412-7088
United States
Phone: (805) 528-2966
Education Council Liaison
2010 - 2017
Education Council Vice Chair
Santos, Robert L.
The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC   20037
United States
Phone: (202) 261-5904
Education Council Liaison
2016 - 2016
Education Council Chair (ASA Vice President)
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