Credit Line: Commissioned by University Museums. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Fuller (B.S. ‘55 agricultural business, M.S. ‘57 and Ph.D. ‘59 agricultural economics), Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in statistics and economics, is a beloved mentor and internationally recognized scholar, known for his keen insights into the meaning of data. A native Iowan and lifelong Iowa Stater, his education began in a one-room schoolhouse in Adams County, Iowa before continuing on to Iowa State. Throughout his decades-long career in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, Fuller has been considered a leading researcher with seminal textbooks and articles in three distinct fields – time series analysis, measurement error models, and sample surveys – a feat rarely achieved. He has received numerous prestigious awards from professional societies as well as from Iowa State, and has worked closely with many government agencies seeking to improve the information they provide to the public. In his more than 50 years as a statistics professor and researcher, Fuller helped Iowa State continue to grow its reputation as a world leader in the field of statistics.