Dr. Ron Fricker is the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Virginia Tech and a Professor of Statistics. He has served as the Head of the Department of Statistics and the Interim Dean of the College of Science. Dr. Fricker holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Statistics from Yale University, an M.S. in Operations Research from The George Washington University, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a member of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.