Department Awards

Thomas and Jean Powers Teaching Award

Professor Emeritus Jean Powers

The Thomas and Jean Powers Teaching Awards are presented each year in two categories to (1) the best TAs teaching either recitations or lectures, and (2) an outstanding professor in the Department. These awards were instituted in 1986 through a generous gift to the Statistics Development Fund by Tom and Jean Powers.

Thomas and Jean Powers Teaching Award: Faculty
YearRecipient
1986Bill Notz
1987Mark Berliner
1988Elizabeth Stasny
1989Bill Notz
1990Steve MacEachern
1991Doug Critchlow
1992Bill Notz
1993Hakaidy Nagaraja
1994Mark Berliner
1995Kimberly Kinateder
1996Elizabeth Stasny
1997Doug Critchlow
1998Steve MacEachern
1999Doug Wolfe
2000Elizabeth Stasny
2001Angela Dean
2002Doug Wolfe
2003Elizabeth Stasny
2003Doug Critchlow
2004Angela Dean
2005Mark Berliner
2006Bill Notz
2007Steve MacEachern
2008Doug Wolfe
2009Radu Herbei
2010Kate Calder
2011Peter Craigmile
2012Chris Hans
2013Steve MacEachern
2014Elly Kaizar
2015Radu Herbei
2016Doug Critchlow
Thomas and Jean Powers Teaching Award: TAs
YearRecipient
1999Amy Kurokawa, Martina Pavlicova, Craig Shirk
2000Bridgette Byrd, Nakendra Magee, Jackie Miller (Special award)
2001Swati Biswas, Clara Henry-Mabry, Babis Papachristou, Michelle Persinger
2002Subharup Guha, Kevin Tordoff
2003Amy Copas, Kristin Duncan, Marian Frazier
2004Jonathan Powell, David Wuenschell
2005Karen McEachrane, Bryan Ray, Adam Weimer
2006Lori Hoffman, Joe Kupresanin, Peter Sprangers
2007William Darnieder, Stephanie Jones, Jared Schuetter, Michael Sonksen
2008John Draper, Soma Roy, Josh Svenson
2009Tayler Blake, Tyson Crowther, Bethann Pflugeisen
2010Durrel Fox, Erin Leatherman, Katie Thompson
2011Robert Ashmead, Michele Josey, Sungmin Kim, John Stettler, Douglas Tirmenstein
2012Nathan Cruze, Kevin Donges, Siyoen Kil, Staci White
2013Sarah Mullin, Andrew Olsen, Andy Smith
2014Elizabeth Davis, Deborah Kunkel, Mark Risser, Jiangyang (Matt) Yin
2015Andrew Bean, Thomas Kilbane, Yi Lu, Corey Smith, Justin Strait
2016Robin Alexander, Keith Rogers, Masha Soboleva, Erin Twohy

Staff Award

Megan Woodall receives the 2014 Staff Award

This award was instituted in 2011-2012 to recognize outstanding work by our staff. Winners are selected by a vote of our graduate students.

Staff Award
YearRecipient
2011Patty Shoults
2012Lisa Van Dyke
2013Jackie Miller
2014Megan Woodall
2015Scott Bryant
2016Michelle Everson

Whitney Award

Professor Emeritus Ransom Whitney

In 1992, Professor Emeritus Ransom Whitney and his wife Marian Whitney made a generous gift to the Statistics Department Fund to institute several awards for graduate students. They added to this gift in 2008, allowing us to increase the number of awards as our graduate enrollment increases.

Whitney Award for Research leading to a PhD
YearRecipient
1997Glenn Hoffman
1998Shanggang Zhou
1999Laura Salter, Dionne Swift
2002Pankaj Choudhary, Jeffrey Lehman, Yuqun Luo
2003Gardar Johannesson
2004Yufeng Liu
2005Jesse Frey
2006Bin Li
2007Lixin Liang
2008Yongang Yao, Jie Ding
2009Juhee Lee, Yi Lu
2010Lei Kang, Jingyuang Yang
2011Matthias Katzfuss, Jenny Brynjarsdottir
2012Hang Joon Kim, Dunke Zhou
2013Artitra Sengupta, Srinath Sampath
2014Sungmin Kim, Agniva Som
2015Andrew Landgraf, Fangyuan Zhang
2016Po-Hsu Chen
Whitney Award for best SCS Consultant
YearRecipient
1999Dionne Swift
2000Jin Shao, Yanhong Yang
2001Quanqui Li, Tao Wang
2002Yuqun Luo
2003Haiying Chen, Swati Biswas
2004Cheryl Dingus, Shiling Ruan
2005Yifan Huang, Dongmei Li
2006Katie Droll
2007Xueliang Pan
2008Chris Sroka
2009Yoonsuh Jung, Lili Zhuang
2010Hang Joon Kim
2011Jianyong (Matthew) Yin
2012Linchao Chen
2013Zhiguang Xu
2014Elizabeth Petraglia
2015Mark Risser
2016Ziyue Chen
Whitney Award for best Research Associate
YearRecipient
1999Qiang Wang
2000Petra Graham
2001Pankaj Choudhary
2002Haiying Chen, Shiling Ruan
2003Tao Wang
2004Yongku Kim, Eric Lam, Jun Feng Sun
2005Babis Papachristou
2006Lixin Liang, Jian Zhang
2007Jie Ding
2008Nader Gemayel
2009Candace Berrett, Daniel Draguljic, Prasenjit Kapat
2010Matthias Katzfuss, Lori Hoffman, Jenny Brynjarsdottir
2011Liang Niu
2012Sungmin Kim
2013Andrew Landgraf, Grant Schneider
2014Fangyuan Zhang
2015Anna Mohr, Zach Thomas, Shivi Vaidyanatha
2016Zhifei Yan

Craig Cooley Memorial Prize

Photo of Craig Cooley

Each year this award is presented to a graduate student in the department demonstrating exceptional scholarly excellence and leadership abilities. Craig embodied these two qualities throughout his graduate career. Tragically, he was killed just before receiving his PhD in 1996. To honor his memory the department created the Craig Cooley Memorial Prize.

Craig Cooley Memorial Prize
YearRecipient
1997Kathleen Fritsch
1998Laura Salter
1999Nicole Demers
2000Jeffrey Lehman
2001Jim Rogers
2002Pankaj Choudhary
2003Kristin Duncan
2004Subharup Guha
2005Marlisa Gibellato
2006Cheryl LeSaint
2007Hongfei Li
2008Soma Roy
2009Gang Han
2010Candace Berrett
2011Josh Svenson
2012-
2013Erin Leatherman, Katherine Thompson
2014John Lewis
2015Mark Risser, Staci White
2016Junyan (JoJo) Wang