Sally C. Morton

Dean of the College of Science

  • Professor, Department of Statistics

Morton joined the College of Science at Virginia Tech as Dean in July 2016.

Previously, Morton was chair of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, and head of the RAND Corporation Statistics Group.

Morton’s research focuses on evidence synthesis, particularly meta-analysis, and patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. She was the 2009 president of the American Statistical Association and the 2013 chair of the Statistics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she is a Fellow of both societies. She is a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee, and also has served on several National Academy of Medicine committees, the Census Scientific Advisory Committee, and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics. 

Morton holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences, a master’s degree in operations research, and a doctoral degree in statistics, all from Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree in statistics from the London School of Economics. Her CV is available upon request.


Sally Morton, Dean of the College of Science.

Dean Sally C. Morton
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