Cannon wins national statistics education award

Cornell College Professor Ann Cannon has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the national Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award.

Ann Cannon
Ann Cannon

Mu Sigma Rho is the national statistics honorary society. The William D. Warde Statistics Education Award is given annually to a professor with evidence of excellence in teaching statistics and a lifetime devotion to statistics education.  

Cannon, Cornell’s Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, has taught statistics at Cornell since 1993 and lists her main professional interest as statistics education. She is co-author of the textbook “Stat 2: Building Models for a World of Data” (2012).

In her nomination from her department at Cornell, Professor Cannon was described as “a passionate advocate for students” and “a caring teacher for students at all levels of ability.” Her involvement with the American Statistical Association has included positions at the national level, currently including as a representative of the ASA’s Caucus of Academic Representatives, and as secretary/treasurer of the Section on Statistics Education.

Cannon has served as associate editor of the Journal of Statistics Education and refereed articles for the Journal of Statistics Education and American Statistician. She is also an accuracy checker and content advisor for several statistics textbooks, and assistant chief reader for the Advanced Placement statistics tests.

Cannon holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in statistics from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in mathematics from Grinnell College.