George W. Cobb George Cobb is Robert l. Rooke Professor emeritus at Mount Holyoke College, where he taught from 1974 to 2009 after earning his PhD in statistics from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, served a term as ASA vice-president, and received the ASA Founder’s award. He is also recipient of the of the Lifetime Achievement award of the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. He is author or co-author of several books, including Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments and Statistics in Action. His interests include Markov chain Monte Carlo, applications of statistics to the law, and bluegrass banjo.