Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S.

  • Alan Agresti
  • Xiao-Li Meng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alan Agresti, Xiao-Li Meng
    Pages 1-7
  3. Margaret L. Smykla, with the assistance of the department faculty
    Pages 9-26
  4. Tian Zheng, Zhiliang Ying
    Pages 27-38
  5. James G. Booth, Martin T. Wells
    Pages 39-50
  6. Jayaram Sethuraman, Frederick W. Leysieffer
    Pages 51-63
  7. Hosam M. Mahmoud, Joseph L. Gastwirth, John Lachin III, Reza Modarres
    Pages 65-76
  8. Nan Laird, Marvin Zelen
    Pages 77-90
  9. Kenneth Koehler
    Pages 111-127
  10. Charles Rohde, Scott L. Zeger, Karen Kruse Thomas, Karen Bandeen-Roche
    Pages 129-141
  11. John E. Boyer Jr., James W. Neill
    Pages 143-153
  12. Dennis Gilliland, James Stapleton
    Pages 155-168
  13. Daniel W. Schafer
    Pages 187-197
  14. William Harkness, Thomas Hettmansperger, Dennis Lin, James Rosenberger
    Pages 199-214
  15. David C. Hoaglin, Karen Kafadar
    Pages 215-227
  16. Sanvesh Srivastava, Rebecca W. Doerge
    Pages 229-242
  17. Richard F. Gunst, William R. Schucany, Wayne A. Woodward
    Pages 257-268
  18. Ingram Olkin, Guenther Walther
    Pages 269-283
  19. Alan Hutson
    Pages 285-299
  20. Simon J. Sheather, Jennifer South
    Pages 301-316
  21. Stephen M. Stigler
    Pages 339-351
  22. Dipak K. Dey, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Lynn Kuo, Ming-Hui Chen
    Pages 353-367
  23. Alan Agresti, William Mendenhall III, Richard Scheaffer
    Pages 369-379
  24. John Stufken, Robert L. Taylor
    Pages 381-393
  25. Robert V. Hogg, Dale L. Zimmerman
    Pages 395-405
  26. Trivellore Raghunathan
    Pages 407-418
  27. Glen Meeden, Martha Coventry
    Pages 419-428
  28. Nancy Flournoy, Melody Galen
    Pages 429-441
  29. Jane H. Monaco, Jianwen Cai, Lisa M. LaVange, Michael R. Kosorok
    Pages 453-468
  30. Edward I. George, Abba M. Krieger, Donald F. Morrison, Paul Shaman
    Pages 469-484
  31. Howard Rockette, Leon Gleser, Carol Redmond
    Pages 485-496
  32. Michael D. Perlman, Fritz W. Scholz, Galen R. Shorack
    Pages 511-524
  33. Norman Draper, Richard Johnson, Stephen Stigler, Kam-Wah Tsui, Brian Yandell
    Pages 525-536
  34. J. C. Arnold, K Hinkelmann, G. G. Vining, E. P. Smith
    Pages 537-546
  35. John Hartigan
    Pages 547-559
  36. Back Matter
    Pages 561-561

About this book


Statistical science as organized in formal academic departments is relatively new.  With a few exceptions, most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have been created within the past 60 years.  This book consists of a set of memoirs, one for each department in the U.S. created by the mid-1960s. The memoirs describe key aspects of the department’s history -- its founding, its growth, key people in its development, success stories (such as major research accomplishments) and the occasional failure story, PhD graduates who have had a significant impact, its impact on statistical education, and a summary of where the department stands today and its vision for the future.  Read here all about how departments such as at Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford started and how they got to where they are today. The book should also be of interest to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.


Academic statistics Biostatistics departments History of statistics Statistics as an academic discipline Statistics departments

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Agresti
    • 1
  • Xiao-Li Meng
    • 2
  1. 1., Statistics DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2., Statistics DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information