The Statistics Division is excited to announce that the 2019 Hunter Award has been granted to Dr. Bill Woodall, professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech! This award was created to encourage and promote outstanding accomplishments during a career in the broad field of applied statistics. Named in honor of the ASQ Statistics Division’s founding chairman, the award recognizes that person whose actions most closely mirror Bill Hunter’s strengths, defined as a communicator, a consultant, an educator (especially for practitioners), an innovator, and integrator (of statistics with other disciplines), and an implementer who obtained results.

Bill WoodallDr. Woodall received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Millsaps College and both an M.S and PhD in statistics from Virginia Tech. Dr. Woodall, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Virginia Tech, is a former editor of the Journal of Quality Technology (2001–2003) and Associate Editor of Technometrics (1987–1995; 2013). He has published over 160 papers, most on aspects of process monitoring and health-related surveillance. He is the recipient of the ASQ Shewhart Medal (2002), ENBIS Box Medal (2012), Jack Youden Prize (1995, 2003), ASQ Brumbaugh Award (2000, 2006), Ellis Ott Foundation Award (1987), Søren  Bisgaard Award (2012), Lloyd S. Nelson Award (2014), and a best paper award from IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering (1997).
He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has received numerous grants during his career to work on statistical projects in varying fields, and has extensive consulting experience with clients ranging from healthcare to agriculture, psychology, chemistry, manufacturing, and cyberspace.  Perhaps the most notable indicator of his ability to educate in a practical way is the success of students he has mentored, many of whom are notable leaders within ASQ and industry.
Congratulations to Dr. Bill Woodall on this achievement!