SLU prof reappointed as Burry Professor of Statistics
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:47 am

CANTON - St. Lawrence University Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Robin H. Lock has been re-appointed to a second term as Jack and Sylvia Burry Professor of Statistics.

The Burry Professorship was established in 2000 by John Burry Jr. '53 and Sylvia Burry to support an outstanding member of the department who excels in teaching and scholarship in statistics.

A graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Lock has been a faculty member at St. Lawrence since 1983.

He specializes in statistics research, has taught statistics courses and has published a number of articles and papers on the teaching of statistics.

In 2004, Lock received two major awards at the Joint Statistical Meetings, the Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award and the American Statistical Association (ASA) award for Outstanding Contributions to Statistics in Sport.

He won the J. Calvin Keene Award at St. Lawrence in 2000, given to a faculty member in recognition of high standards of personal scholarship, effective teaching and moral concern.