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Dennis Pearl is professor of statistics at The Pennsylvania State University and director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE).

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Roxy Peck is professor emerita of statistics at California Polytechnic State University, where she served as chair of the statistics department for six years and as associate dean of the college of science and mathematics for 13 years.

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When asked about Martha Aliaga, the word that comes to mind for most people is “teacher.” It seems everyone who knew her has a story to tell illustrating her special charisma and passion for teaching.

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Nick Horton is a professor of statistics at Amherst College and a recipient of numerous awards, among them the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics.

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Ivan Fellegi reflects on the extraordinary life and accomplishments of Leslie Kish, “a force of nature,” philosopher of all things statistical, and so much more.

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Isobel Loutit was a highly successful career statistician in an environment that was then almost exclusively a man’s world. David Bellhouse recounts her story.

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Jerzy Neyman, one of the principal architects of modern statistics, was Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. With Neyman’s passing in 1981, history closed a chapter on the early development of our field.

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Born into a farm family in 1919, Oscar Kempthorne made up his mind very early that he wanted to get away from the backbreaking work on the farm. And he realized “there was only one way to do it—brain power.”

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Samuel W. Greenhouse was one of the founding statisticians at the National Institutes of Health, helped pioneer the use of statistical methods in epidemiological research, and was influential in the early development of the theory and practice of clinical trials. He was also a distinguished Professor of Statistics at the George Washington University.

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by Val Nirala, ASA Publications Coordinator

“When I grow up, I want to be like Janet Norwood because she was a past president of [the] American Statistical Association. …She’s actually pretty neat.”
These are the words of a middle school student named Holly who lives in North Carolina. Janet Norwood, previous Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, visited Holly’s school in 2003 to talk about her work in the U.S. government. As someone who was a pioneer at heart, it is no surprise that Norwood would inspire the life of a …