Thirteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Judith D. Singer, Ph.D.

  • Judith D. Singer, Ph.D.
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Dr. Judith D. Singer, the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Thirteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

An internationally renowned statistician and social scientist, Singer’s scholarly interests focus on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioral research. She is primarily known for her contributions to the practice of multilevel modeling, survival analysis, and individual growth modeling, and to making these and other statistical methods accessible to empirical researchers. Singer is an elected member of the National Academy of Education, Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). AERA has given her the Raymond B. Cattell Award, the Review of Research Award and the Palmer O. Johnson Award. She has also been selected to be a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is on the founding board of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness and in 2012, her nomination by President Obama to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Education Sciences was confirmed by the US Senate.

Held On: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: The Edge of Chaos Atrium
The Lister Hill Library, 4th floor
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham AL
Agenda: [PDF File]
9:30 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Distinguished Prof & Assoc Dean for Science
Welcome & Call to Order
9:35 A.M. Max Michael, M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
UAB Welcome
9:40 A.M. David Redden, Ph.D.: Professor & Chair, Dept of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics Welcome
Introduction of Katholi Award winner, Dr. Peng Li
9:50 A.M. Peng Li, Ph.D.
Acceptance of Katholi Award
9:55 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Distinguished Prof & Assoc Dean for Science
Introduction of Dr. Judith Singer
10:00 A.M. Judith D Singer, Ph.D.: Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Development & Diversity & James Bryant Conant Professor of Education; Harvard University
"Fostering the Advancement of Women in Academia"
10:50 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael, M.D.
Present Award to Dr. Singer
11:00 A.M. Reception (The Lister Hill Library 4th floor, The Edge of Chaos Café )
12:00 P.M. Fini

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The UAB School of Public Health has a fund-raising effort to grow the endowment for this award in honor of Dr. Norwood and her influence on women in the statistical sciences. For more information about this effort, please contact Dr. David Allison at

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