Dr. William Mendenhall was the first chairman of the Statistics department
at the University of Florida, from 1963 until 1977. He received his Ph.D.
in Statistics at North Carolina State University, and was professor in
the Mathematics Dept. at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania before taking
the position at Florida. He has been Professor Emeritus in the Statistics
Department at UF since 1978. Professor Mendenhall published articles
in some of the top statistics journals, such as Biometrika and Technometrics. But he is best known for
being one of the most prolific textbook authors in statistics. His text
Introduction to Probability and Statistics was a landmark text for introductory
service courses that has found extensive use around the world for the past
40 years. He continues to be active in preparing revisions of this and
other textbooks having application in a variety of areas.
His texts include:
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (with Robert and Barbara Beaver),
10th ed., 1999 (Duxbury).
Introduction to Linear Models and the Design and Analysis of Experiments,
A Second Course in Business Statistics: Regression Analysis (with Terry Sincich),
5th ed., 1996 (Prentice Hall).
A Course in Business Statistics (with Robert Beaver and Barbara Beaver),
4th ed., 1996 (Duxbury).
Mathematical Statistics With Application (with Richard Scheaffer and Dennis
Wackerly), 5th ed., 1995 (Duxbury).
Elementary Survey Sampling (with Richard Scheaffer and Lyman Ott), 5th ed., 1996
Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (with T. Sincich), 4th ed.,
1995 (Prentice Hall).