Personal Biography of Dr. Linda J. Young
Dr. Linda J. Young is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida where she teaches, consults, and conducts research on statistical methods for studies in public health, agricultural, environmental, and ecological settings. Dr. Young has a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She has been a faculty member at Oklahoma State University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Florida. Dr. Young has more than 100 publications in 47 different journals, constituting a mixture of statistics and subject-matter journals, and two books with a third one currently under review. A major component of her work is collaborative with researchers in the agricultural, ecological, environmental, and health sciences. Her recent research has focused on linking disparate data sets and the subsequent analysis of these data using spatial statistical methods. Dr. Young has been the editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics. She is currently associate editor for Biometrics, Journal of Environmental and Ecological Statistics, and Sequential Analysis. Dr. Young also has a keen interest in statistics education at all levels, having worked with students and teachers from Kindergarten through High School as well as undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate training. Dr. Young has served in a broad range of offices within the professional statistical societies, including President of the Eastern North American Region of the American Statistical Association, Vice-President of the American Statistical Association, Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, and member of the National Institute of Statistical Science’s Board of Directors. Dr. Young is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She has served on numerous panels for the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.