Mu Sigma Rho Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Teaching Faculty

Mu Sigma Rho invites academic institutions to nominate outstanding teaching faculty for the Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award. The recipient must have evidence of excellence in classroom teaching in the statistics discipline and a lifetime devotion to statistics education.

Each academic institution is allowed one nomination per year. In the event that more than one nomination is received from a single institution in a year, only the first will be considered. Any college or institution may nominate a potential recipient, regardless of whether the institution has an active Mu Sigma Rho chapter.

Each nomination should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • The nominee’s curriculum vita
  • A summary of the nominee’s teaching and educational activities
  • A draft of a citation briefly describing the nominee’s accomplishments
  • At least three letters supporting the nomination, of which at least two come from present or former students and at least one comes from a colleague

If a nominee is not selected for the award, the nomination will remain active for three years, unless the institution chooses to put forward another nominee.

Questions and nominations should be sent to Ananda Jayawardhana at by February 1. Please include all nomination material in a single PDF document.

The recipient of the award will be notified on or before March 15 and be presented a plaque during the Sunday awards ceremony at JSM 2016 in Chicago.