Faculty Service Achievement Award

This award is presented to an ASU faculty member whose innovative efforts and service to ASU and to the community have made an impact on the nation’s future leaders.

Jeffrey R. Wilson is a statistics professor in the Economics Department who was recently appointed as co-chair of ASU’s new Advisory Council on African American Affairs. Wilson works alongside faculty, staff and students, assisting President Michael M. Crow in finding ways to overcome systemic issues of racism and injustice.
Wilson has extensive experience in statistics and biostatistics in biomedical research, law, business, management and public opinion research. His leadership roles have included chair, director or president for organizations inside the School of Business, American Statistical Association, American Public Health Association, the Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics at ASU and the ASA Arizona Chapter.

Wilson’s research has included grants as PI/Co-PI from the NIH, NSF, USDA, ADHS and the Arizona Disease Research Commission. He has published more than 85 articles in leading journals such as Statistics in Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Royal Statistics Society, Management Science, Business and Economic Statistics, Computational Statistics and Biostatistics and Epidemiology. He has served as an expert witness on construction defects, sampling, insurance, patient billing, job discrimination, shoplifting and cheating allegations on law school exams cases. He worked with attorney general offices in Minneapolis, Flagstaff and Phoenix on racial profiling. As service to the profession, Wilson recently co-authored a book with Katherine E. Irimata and Brittany N. Dugger titled “Fundamental Statistical Methods for Analysis of Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases.”

In addition to Wilson’s academic contributions, he provides national representation and support to Sun Devil Athletics. He is the ASU faculty representative to the Pac-12 and also a longtime member and past chair of the Sun Devil Athletics board.