Curriculum Vitae

Albert Hosmer Bowker
2146 Jefferson Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 549-7364


University of California
Department of Statistics
367 Evans Hall #3860
Berkeley, CA 94720-3860
Phone (510) 643-0991
Fax (510) 642-7892

Weekends and Holidays
501 Portola Road Box 8055
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 424-4433

Born: September 8, 1919, Winchendon, Massachusetts


B.S. in Mathematics, Massachusetts,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941
Ph.D. in Statistics, Columbia University, 1949

Professional Record:

1941-43 Research Assistant, Mathematics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1943-45 Associate Mathematical Statistician, later Assistant Director, Statistical Research Group, Applied Mathematics Panel, Columbia University
1947-63 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University
1959-63 Dean, Graduate Division, Stanford University
1963-71 Chancellor, The City University of New York
1971-80 Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
1980-81 Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, U.S Department of Education
1981-84 Dean, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
1984-86 Executive Vice President, Central Administration, University of Maryland
1986-93 Vice President for Planning, Research Foundation of the City of University of New York

Former Board Memberships

National Drug Abuse Council (1972-79)
Board, Institute of International Education
Board of Trustees, Bennington College
Board of Governors, University of Haifa Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967-75)
Command and General Staff College, Advisory Committee (1977-79)

Member Professional Societies:

National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration, Executive Council 1982-85
Association for Public Policy and Management, Policy Council 1982-85
American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
American Society of Quality Control (Fellow)
American Statistical Association (Past President, 1964, and Fellow)
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (Past President, 1961-62, and Fellow)
Operations Research Society of America Sigma Xi (Honorary) (Executive Committee, 1963-66) Phi Beta Kappa (Honorary)


Doctor of Science, Morehouse College, 1988
Order De Leopold II, 1980
Distinguished Public Service Medal, Department of the Navy, 1980
Berkeley Citation, 1980
Doctor of Laws, Antioch University, 1980
Shewhart Award, American Society of Quality control, 1978
Medal for Distinguished Service, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1973
Doctor of Humane Letters, Board of Regents of the State of New York, 1972
Doctor of Laws, Brandeis University, 1972
Doctor of Humane Letters, City University of New York, 1971
Frederick Douglas Award for 1969, New York Urban League


Sampling Inspection by Variables (with Henry P. Goode), McGraw-Hill, 1952
Handbook of Industrial Statistics (with Gerald J. Lieberman), Prentice-Hall, 1955
Engineering Statistics (with Gerald J. Lieberman), 2nd ed., Prentice-Hall, 1972
"Writing Skills and Institutional Articulation", in The Teaching of Expository Writing (J.D. Koener, Editor), Alfred Sloan Foundation,