Cannon selected as ASA Fellow

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has selected Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Ann Cannon as an ASA Fellow.

Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Cannon will be recognized on  July 30 at the Joint Statistical meetings in Denver.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to have been chosen to be designated as a Fellow of the ASA,” Cannon said. “I first joined in 1993 when I was hired by Cornell, hoping that the organization would be a good resource for me as the sole statistician at the college. The ASA as a whole, and the Section on Statistics Education more specifically, has far exceeded my expectations, introducing me to some of the best statistics educators this country has to offer. I have learned so much from them!”

According to the ASA, to be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The Committee on Fellows evaluates each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of statistical science and places weight on published works, position held with employer, ASA activities, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and professional activities.

Cannon has her Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University and has taught at Cornell College since 1993. She teaches the courses Statistical Methods I and II, Mathematical Statistics I and II, Epidemiology, and Introduction to Data Science.