Marion Reynolds, professor of statistics in the College of Science and professor of forestry in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1972, Reynolds made significant contributions to the understanding of statistics through his work in industrial statistics, especially the development of methods for quality and process control. He was principal or co-principal investigator on grants researching the application of statistics to forestry problems and was author or co-author of more than 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews and served as a referee to more than 31 scientific journals.

Reynolds received many professional honors and awards, including twice earning the Brumbaugh Award from the American Society for Quality, the Best Paper Award from IIE Transactions, and the university’s Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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