William Jay Conover, Ph.D.

Horn Professor - Mathematics & Statistics

Education: Ph.D., Catholic University of America (1964)
Area of Expertise: Statistics

Phone: 806.834.1546
Office Hours: M-F 2-4 p.m.
Room Number: MA 105

Email:     jay.conover@ttu.edu

Jay Conover

After teaching at Annapolis, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, The University of California at Davis, The University of Zurich (Switzerland), the Math Department at Texas Tech from 1973-1978,  and from 1978-2015 he was in the TTU Rawls College of Business, becoming the Area Coordinator of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences.  In 2015 Dr. Conover returned to the TTU Department of Mathematics & Statistics. While a member of the Rawls College faculty he won several research awards, including the Barney E. Rushing Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the TTU Parents Association, The Don Owen award from the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and the Wilks Medal from the U. S. Army. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and appointed a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor by the Texas Tech Board of Regents, becoming a Horn Professor of Statistics for the Texas Tech Department of Mathematics & Statistics in 2015. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by the ISI Thompson Scientific, and currently has over 26,000 citations to his many books and papers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World



Note: The various editions of Practical Nonparametric Statistics have been cited over 12,800 times, as of September 2012, as reported by the Harzing’s Publish or Perish software.


Note: The papers listed here have been cited in total over 9,000 times, as of December 2013, as reported by Harzing’s Publish or Perish software.

Current Research

Dr. Conover is currently doing research in developing and evaluating nonparametric methods of control charts, in collaboration with former students who are now on the faculty at Monterrey Tech in Mexico.

Awards and Honors