Stephen E. Fienberg
Her contributions to BLS and to the federal Government more broadly have been widely recognized by the government, by professional societies, and by universities. For example, in 1979 she received the Philip Arnow award, the highest award given by the Department of Labor, the Julius Shishkin Award from the Washington Statistical Society in 1986 and was chosen as the 1990 Statistician of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Norwood has also received honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Florida International University.
Norwood was President of the American Statistical Association in 1989, and has served as a member of the board of directors of several professional associations. She was chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in 1992 and 1993 and is a member of the Committee on National Statistics at the National Research Council, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Chance.
The following conversation took place on the deck of her summer home in Liberty, Maine in 1993.