- Honorary doctorate, De Montfort University (Leicester, U.K.), 1999
- Statistician of the Year, Chicago chapter of American Statistical Association, 2003
- Recipient of the first Herman Callaert Leadership Award in Statistical Education and Dissemination, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium, 2004
- Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1990
- Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2008
- University of Florida Distinguished Professor, 2000-
- University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship, 1997-2000
- Excellence in Continuing Education Award from American Statistical Association, 2002
- 36th Annual Allen T. Craig lecturer, University of Iowa, 2006
- Keynote lectures at conferences include Swiss Statistical Society (1992), French Biometric Society (1992), Conference on Statistical Issues in Biopharmaceutical Environments (1999) in the UK, Army Conference on Applied Statistics (2002), CDC annual awards meeting (2003), Applied Statistics in Ireland (2004), Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics, and Related Fields (2004), International Society of Clinical Biostatistics (2005) in Hungary, CompStat (2006) in Italy, Applied Statistics (2007) in Slovenia, Royal Statistical Society (2008) in UK, Colombian Statistics Symposium (2012), Portuguese-Galician Biometry Meeting (2013), New England Statistics Symposium (2014), and invited lectures and short courses in about 30 countries

1. The text

*Foundations
of Linear and Generalized Linear Models*, published by Wiley in
February 2015, presents an overview of the most commonly used
statistical models by discussing the theory underlying the models and
showing examples using R software. The book begins with the
fundamentals of linear models, such as showing how least squares
projects the data onto a model vector subspace and orthogonal
decompositions of the data yield comparisons of models. The book then
covers the theory of generalized linear models, with chapters on
binomial and multinomial logistic regression for categorical data and
Poisson and negative binomial loglinear models for count data. The
book also introduces quasi-likelihood methods (such as generalized
estimating equations), linear mixed models and generalized linear
mixed models with random effects for clustered correlated data,
Bayesian linear and generalized linear modeling, and regularization
methods for high-dimensional data. The book has more than 400
exercises. The book's
*website*
contains supplementary information, including data sets and
corrections. Here is
an *interview*
about the book in the Wiley publication "Statistics Views." Here is a
book review in the
journal *Biometrics*,a
book review
in *Biometrical
Journal*, and some reviews
at *Amazon*.

Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S., co-edited with Xiao-Li Meng, has been published by Springer (2012). This book has a chapter for each of about 40 Statistics and Biostatistics departments founded in the U.S. by the mid-1960s, describing the evolution of those departments and the faculty and students who worked in them. Included are about 200 historical photos. See the Springer site for other details.

3. The
text

Categorical Data Analysis, 3rd Edition

has been published
in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). I've constructed
a *Website for
Categorical Data Analysis* that provides datasets used for
examples, solutions to some exercises, information about using R, SAS,
Stata, and SPSS software for conducting the analyses in the text, and
a list of some typos and errors.
Here is
an interview
that the Wiley publication "Statistics Views" conducted with me to
mark the publication of the new
edition. A *website
for second edition* has some material for the 2nd edition.
Dr. Laura Thompson has prepared a detailed manual on the use of R or
S-Plus to conduct all the analyses in the 2nd edition. Here is a
copy of this excellent resource:
Laura
Thompson R and S manual for CDA.

4. The
text

Analysis of Ordinal Categorical Data

(Wiley, 1984) has
been revised, and the second edition was published in 2010.
My **ordinal categorical
website** contains (1) data sets for some examples in the
form of SAS programs for conducting the analyses, (2) examples of the
use or R for fitting various ordinal models, (3) examples of the use
of Joe Lang's mph.fit R function for various analyses in the book that
are not easily conducted with SAS, Stata, SPSS, and standard functions
in R, and (4) corrections of errors in early printings of the book
(Please send me any that you notice).

5. The
text

*Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from
Data* (4th edition, Pearson, 2017) was written with Christine
Franklin of the University of Georgia. The latest (4th) edition was
co-authored by Bernhard Klingenberg of Williams College, who has
developed a wonderful set of applets and other resources for teaching
from the book
(see *Art of Stat* ). This text is
designed for a one-term or two-term undergraduate course or a high
school AP course on an introduction to statistics, presented with a
conceptual approach. The link
**AFK**
has a Table of Contents and information about the book. Many
supplemental materials are available from Pearson, including an
annotated instructor's edition, a lab workbook, videotaped lectures,
and software supplements. Contact Ms. Suzanna Bainbridge, the
Acquisitions Editor for Statistics at Pearson Education, for details
(suzanna.bainbridge@Pearson.com). An Italian translation of the 3rd
edition is now available, thanks to Giuseppe Espa, Rocco Micciolo,
Diego Giuliani and Maria Michela Dickson at the Univ. of
Trento.

6. The
book

*Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences*, (5th edition,
Pearson, published January 2017; 4th edition, by A. Agresti and
B. Finlay, published 2009) is designed for a two-semester sequence.
The book begins with the basics of statistical description and
inference, and the second half concentrates on regression methods,
including multiple regression, ANOVA and repeated measures ANOVA,
analysis of covariance, logistic regression, and generalized linear
models. The new edition adds R and Stata for software examples as
well as introductions to new methodology such as multiple imputation
for missing data, random effects modeling including multilevel models,
robust regression, and the Bayesian approach to statistical inference.
For applets used in some examples and exercises of the new edition, go
to **applets**.
These were designed by Bernhard Klingenberg for the text "Statistics:
The Art and Science of Learning from Data" (4th ed.) by Agresti,
Franklin, and Klingenberg. For most of the data sets from the text,
click on **data for
SMSS**, where special directories also have data files in
Stata format and in SPSS format. Some years ago, Jeffrey Arnold of
the U of Washington kindly set up a R package at CRAN for R users to
be able to access the datasets used in the 4th edition of this text.
See
**R
data files**. He has also put the data files at a GitHub
site,
**data files at
GitHub**. For examples of the use of the software Stata for
various analyses for examples in the 4th edition of this text, see the
useful site set up by
the UCLA
Statistical Computing Center. Thanks to Margaret Ross Tolbert for the
cover art for the 5th edition. Margaret is an incredibly talented
artist who has helped draw attention to the beauty but environmental
degradation of the springs in north-central Florida (see
www.margaretrosstolbert.com). I am also pleased to report (due to my
partial Italian heritage) that there is also an Italian version of the
first ten chapters of the 4th edition of this book (*Statistica per
le Scienze Sociali*) and of the entire book (*Metodi Statistici
di Base e Avanzati per le scienze sociali*) published by Pearson,
and there is also a Portuguese version -- see "Metodos Estatisticos
para as Ciencas Socias" at
**Portuguese
SMSS** -- and a Chinese version, and it is being translated
into Spanish. I have developed Powerpoint files for lectures from
Chapters 1-12 of this text that are available to instructors using
this text. (Chapters 1-7 of these have also been translated into
Spanish by Norma Leyva of Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.)
Please contact me for details. Finally, here is a link to a workshop
held by the Department of Sociology, Oxford University, in 2012 that
discussed **issues
in the teaching of quantitative methods to social science
students**.

7. The text

An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis

is in its 2nd edition (Wiley, 2007), with a 3rd edition to be
published in 2018 that will show how to do all analyses using R
software and add some new material (e.g., Bayesian methods). This
book, which presents a nontechnical introduction to topics such as
logistic regression, is a lower-technical-level and shorter version of
the "Categorical Data Analysis" text mentioned above. I've
constructed a website for these texts that provides information about
the use of
*Software for
Categorical Data Analysis* such as SAS, R and S-Plus, SPSS,
Stata, and StatXact. For some data files from the
text, click on **data files for
Intro CDA.** For SAS files containing data sets from the
text, click on **SAS data sets for
Intro CDA.** There are some very good on-line notes, using
R code, developed by instructors who have used this text. For
example, see the website
of Brett
Presnell for a course on this topic at the University of Florida.
Brett has improved some of my own course notes and added R code and
output. Here are
some ** corrections
for the 1st edition** of this book and a pdf file
of ** corrections for the 2nd
edition**.

The University of Florida Statistics Department home page

Here is a seminar (in mp4 format) on the

**History of Categorical Data Analysis**that I presented in October 2015 at Istat (the Italian Census Bureau) in Rome, Italy

Jacki and Alan's

**Pound-wise guide to London**from the December--January 2007 issue of Gainesville magazine. (My wife Jacki Levine is founder and editor of this bi-monthly magazine.)

My roots (and two of my favorite spots on earth)

Ferrazzano, Molise, Italy (la citta` di mia
nonna italiana)

Campobasso (Ferrazzano is 5 km
south of this capital city of Molise, Italy

From my Italian citizenship ceremony in Ferrazzano (2017)

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
(the land of my British grandparents)

My home page picture at the top was taken by Jacki Levine in the
Forest of Dean, among the May bluebells. It is an old picture, but
below is a more recent one, taken while I was teaching a short course
at the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, in Linz,
Austria in July 2015. This is a very friendly conference, typically
held in some of the nicest European cities and thus a good way to get
to know European statisticians. See
**IWSM**. The
Statistical Modelling Society also sponsors a
journal, ** Statistical
Modelling**.

Fijavan Brenk at Leiden Univerity has translated this page into
Finnish. See
**Finnish home page**.

Marie Stefanova at Tomas Beta University in Poland has translated
this page into Polish. See
**Polish home page**.