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Call for Nominations for 2014 Don Owen Award

The San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Dr. Donald B. Owen, who before his death in 1991 was Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Owen's illustrious career serves as the standard against which nominees are evaluated for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Owen authored seven textbooks, seven monographs, and more than 75 articles in refereed journals; and trained 19 doctoral and master's students. He served as an applied statistician for ten years for the Sandia Corporation, and operated his own private consulting firm, specializing in quality control. Dr. Owen was editor of Communications in Statistics for both Series A and B, associate editor of Technometrics and of JASA; and he edited over 50 textbooks, including many for publisher Taylor & Francis.

The sponsor of this award, Taylor & Francis, promotes scientific research, supports educational programs, and rewards outstanding academic achievement in the sciences through its Awards Program. The San Antonio Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Don Owen Award from ASA chapters in North America. The nominee must be a member of the ASA, but is not required to be a member of the nominating chapter. In addition to a cover letter highlighting the accomplishments of the nominee, the nomination packet must contain the following supporting information:

  1. Name of the Nominee
  2. Degrees (titles, dates, schools)
  3. Present position(s), followed by significant former positions (with dates)
  4. List of major publications having statistical content
  5. List of activities related to teaching and dissemination of statistical knowledge,
  6. List of consulting activities related to statistical problems or editorial contributions, and
  7. List of activities supporting the mission of the ASA and related professional organizations

To submit a nominee, send the nomination packet in pdf format via e-mail to Please write "Owen Award" in the subject field.

Alternatively, six copies of the nomination packet can be mailed to Dr. Cuéllar Fuentes.

Jesús Cuéllar Fuentes
Mathematics Department
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 311
San Antonio, Texas, 78209

You may contact by telephone at 210-829-3170. The deadline for nominations is February 7, 2014.