William Jay Conover, Ph.D.

Horn Professor of Statistics

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

M.A., Catholic University of America (1962)

B.S. Iowa State University (1958)

Active duty: U. S. Navy (1958-1961)

Phone: 806.834.1546
Room Number: MA 105

Address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas 79409-1042

Email:     jay.conover@ttu.edu

Jay Conover

After teaching at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of California at Davis, and the University of Zurich (Switzerland), he joined the Math Department at Texas Tech in 1973. 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 38,000 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 20,000 times, as of May 2018, as reported by the Harzing’s Publish or Perish software.


Note: The papers listed here have been cited in total over 18,000 times, as of May 2018, as reported by Harzing’s Publish or Perish software.

Current Research

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

Awards and Honors