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## Books

- Britz, G.C., Emerling, D.W., Hare, L.B., Hoerl, R.W., Janis, S. J., and Shade, J.E. (2000),
Improving Performance Through Statistical Thinking, Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI.- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2002),
Statistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance, Duxbury Press, Pacific Grove, CA. (2^{nd}edition published by John Wiley & Sons in 2012)- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2003),
Leading Six Sigma: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on Experience With GE and Other Six Sigma Companies, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2005),
Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor; Deployment Strategies for Financial Services, Health Care, and the Rest of the Real Economy, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Note: The China Machine Press requested and received permission to translate this book into Mandarin, and republish in China.- Peck, R., Casella, G., Cobb, G., Hoerl, R., Nolan, D, Starbuck, R., and Stern, H. (2006),
Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, Fourth Edition, Duxbury Press, Pacific Grove, CA.- Hoerl, R.W., and Neidermeyer, P.E. (2009),
Use What You Have: Resolving the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Xlibris, Bloomington, IN.

## Book Chapters

- Hoerl, R. (2008). “Work out”, in
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, Ruggeri, F., Kenett, R., and Faltin, F.W. (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp 2103-2105.- Hoerl, R. (2008). “Critical-to-Quality matrices”, in
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, Ruggeri, F., Kenett, R., and Faltin, F.W. (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp 457-461.

## Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

- Hoerl, R.W. (1985) “Ridge Analysis Twenty-Five Years Later,”
The American Statistician, 39, 3, 186-192.- Hoerl, A.E., Kennard, R.W., and Hoerl, R.W (1985) “Practical Use of Ridge Regression: A Challenge Met,”
Applied Statistics, 34, 2, 114-120.- Hoerl, R.W. (1986) “The Effect of Ridge Regression on the Intercept,”
The American Statistician, 40, 4, 329-330.- Hoerl, R.W., Schuenemeyer, J.H., and Hoerl, A.E. (1986) “A Simulation of Biased Estimation and Subset Selection Regression Techniques,”
Technometrics, 28, 4, 369-390.- Wai, M.P., Gelman, R.A., Fatica, M.A., Hoerl, R.W., and Wignall, G.D. (1987) “Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study on the Morphology of Seeded Emulsion Polymerized Latex Particles,”
Polymer, 28, 6, 918-922.- Hoerl, R.W. (1987) “The Application of Ridge Techniques to Mixture Data: Ridge Analysis,”
Technometrics, 29, 2, 161-172.- Wignall, G.D., Ramakrishnan, V.R., Linne, M.A., Klein, A., Sperling, L.P., Wai, M.P., Gelman, R.A., Fatica, M.A., Hoerl, R.W., Fisher, L.W., Melpolder, S.M. and O’Reilly, J.M. (1990) “The Morphology of Emulsion Polymerized Latex Particlest”,
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Incorporating Nonlinear Optics, 180, 1, 25-29.- Hoerl, R.W., Hooper, J.H., Jacobs, P.J, and Lucas, J.M. (1993) “Skills For Industrial Statisticians to Survive and Prosper in the Emerging Quality Environment,” The
American Statistician, 47(4), 280-291.- Hare, L.B., Hoerl, R.W., Hromi, J.D., and Snee, R.D. (1995) “The Role of Statistical Thinking in Management,”
Quality Progress, February, 53-60.- Hoerl, R.W. (1995) “Enhancing the Bottom-Line Impact of Statistical Methods,”
Quality Management Journal, Summer, 58-92. (With Discussion)- Britz, G., Emerling, D., Hare, L.B., Hoerl, R.W., and Shade, J. (1997) “How to Teach Others to Apply Statistical Thinking,”
Quality Progress, June, 67-80.- Hoerl, R.W. (1998) “Six Sigma and the Future of the Quality Profession,”
Quality Progress, June, 35-42.- Hahn, G.J., and Hoerl, R.W. (1998) “Key Challenges for Statisticians in Business and Industry,”
Technometrics, 40, 3, 195-213. (With Discussion)- Hahn, G.J., Hill. W.J., Hoerl, R.W., and Zinkgraf, S.A. (1999) “The Impact of Six Sigma Improvement – A Glimpse Into the Future of Statistics,”
The American Statistician, 53, 3, 1-8.- Hahn, G.J, Doganaksoy, N., and Hoerl, R.W. (2000) “The Evolution of Six Sigma”,
Quality Engineering, 12, 3, 317-326.- Hoerl, R.W. (2001) “Six Sigma Black Belts: What Do They Need To Know?”,
Journal of Quality Technology, 33,4, 391-435. (With Discussion) Note: this article received the 2002 Brumbaugh Award from the American Society for Quality, for making the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control in 2001.- Hoerl, R.W. (2002) “An Inside Look at Six Sigma at GE”,
Six Sigma Forum Magazine, 35-44, May.- Silkworth, J.B., Hoerl, R.W., and Illouz, K. (2003) “No Evidence of Interaction Between PCB’s and Critical Developmental Factors”,
The Journal of Pediatrics, 593, May. Note: This was a reviewed letter to the editor.- Hoerl, R.W. (2004) “So Just What is a Sigma, and Why Do I Need Six of Them?”,
Stats, 40 (Spring), 3-7. Note: this was the lead article of this edition of the journal, and was featured on the journal cover.- Hoerl, R.W. (2004) “One Perspective on the Future of Six Sigma”,
Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, Vol. 1, No. 1, 112-119.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2004) “Statistical Leadership”,
Quality Progress, 37, 10 (October), 83-85.- Neagu, R., and Hoerl, R.W. (2005) “A Six Sigma Approach to Predicting Corporate Defaults”,
Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 21: 293-309.- Anderson-Cook, C.M., Patterson, A.N., and Hoerl, R.W. (2005) “A Structured Problem-solving Course for Graduate Students: Exposing Students to Six Sigma as Part of Their University Training”,
Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 21: 249-256, 2005.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2007) “Integrating Lean & Six Sigma: a Holistic Approach”,
Six Sigma Forum Magazine, 6, 3, 15-21.- Snee, R.D., Hoerl, R.W., and Patterson, A.N. (2008) “In With the Right Crowd: Getting Management On Board to Support Statisticians’ Roles,”
Quality Progress, May.- Hoerl, R.W. (2008) “The Reality of Residual Analysis,”
Quality Progress, June, 72-75.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2009) “Turning to Service Sectors: Application of Lean Six Sigma Should Be Widespread”,
Industrial Engineer, October, 36-40.- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2009) “Post-Financial Meltdown: What Do the Services Industries Need From Us Now?”,
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 25, 509-521. (With Discussion)- Hoerl, R.W., and Gardner, M.M. (2010) “Lean Six Sigma, Creativity, and Innovation,”
International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 1, 1, 30-38.- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2010) “Statistical Thinking and Methods in Quality Improvement: A Look Towards the Future,”
Quality Engineering, 22, 3, 119-129. (With Discussion)- Hoerl, R.W., & Snee, R.D., (2010) “The Next Big Thing,”
Six Sigma Forum, 9, 2, 5-7.- Hoerl, R.W. and Snee, R.D. (2010) “Moving the Statistics Profession Forward to the Next Level,”
The American Statistician, 64, 1, 10-14.- Hoerl, R.W. and Snee, R.D. (2010) “Closing the Gap; Statistical Engineering Can Bridge Statistical Thinking With Methods and Tools,”
Quality Progress, May, 52-53.- Hoerl, R.W. and Snee, R.D. (2010) “Tried and True; Organizations Put Statistical Engineering to the Test and See Real Results,”
Quality Progress, June, 58-60.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2010) “What’s the Next Big Thing in Quality Management?”
The Quality Management Forum, 2010, 36, 3.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2010) “Further Explanation; Clarifying Points About Statistical Engineering,”
Quality Progress, December, 68-72.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2011) “Engineering an Advantage,”
Six Sigma Forum Magazine, 2011, 10, 2 (February), 6-7.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2011) “Proper Blending; The Right Mix Between Statistical Engineering and Applied Statistics,”
Quality Progress, June, 46-49.- Jensen, W., Anderson-Cook, C., Costello, J.A., Doganaksoy, N., Hoerl, R.W., Janis, S., O’Neil, J., Rodebaugh, B. & Snee, R.D. (2011), “Statistics to Facilitate Innovation: a Panel Discussion,”
Quality Engineering, 24, 1, 2-19.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2012), “Leadership – Essential for Developing the Discipline of Statistical Engineering,”
Quality Engineering, 24, 2, 162-170.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2012), “Inquiry on Pedigree; Do You Know the Quality of Your Data?”
Quality Progress, December, 66-68. Note: The China Quality Association requested, and received, permission to translate this article into Mandarin, and republish in China.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2012), “Going on Feel: Monitor and Improve Process Stability to Make Customers Happy”,
Quality Progress, May, 39-41. Note: The China Quality Association requested, and received, permission to translate this article into Mandarin, and republish in China.- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2013), “One Size Does Not Fit All: Identifying the Right Improvement Methodology”,
Quality Progress, May 2013, 48-50.- Snee, R.D., De Veaux, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2014) “Follow the Fundamentals: Four Data Analysis Basics Will Help You Do Big Data Projects the Right Way”.
Quality Progress, January, 24-28. Note: The China Quality Association requested, and received, permission to translate this article into Mandarin, and republish in China.- DiBenedetto, A., Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2014) “Solving Jigsaw Puzzles: Addressing Large, Complex, Unstructured Problems”,
Quality Progress, June, 50-53.- Hoerl, R.W., Snee, R.D., and De Veaux, R.D. (2014) “Applying Statistical Thinking to ‘Big Data’ Problems”,
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, July/August, 221-232. (doi: 10.1002/wics.1306).- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (2015) “Guiding Beacon: Using Statistical Engineering Principles for Problem Solving”,
Quality Progress, June, 52-54.

## Discussions and Noteworthy Publications Not Peer-Reviewed

- Hoerl, R.W. (1991) “Time to Reach Out Beyond Our Boundaries,”
Amstat News, 175, 3-4.- Palm, A., and Hoerl, R.W. (1992) “Integrating SPC and APC”, (Discussion of Box-Kramer),
Technometrics, 34(3), 268-272.- Hoerl, R.W., and Snee, R.D. (1995)
Redesigning the Introductory Statistics Course, Technical Report #130, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July.- Britz, G., Emerling, D., Hare, L., Hoerl, R., and Shade, J. (1996)
Special Publication on Statistical Thinking, Statistics Division of American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), Spring.- Hoerl, R.W. (1997) “Introductory Statistical Education: Radical Redesign is Needed, or Is It?”,
Newsletter of the Section on Statistical Education of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Winter.- Hoerl, R.W., Hahn, G.J., and Doganaksoy, N. (1997) “Let’s Stop Squandering Our Most Strategic Weapon,” (Discussion of Moore),
International Statistical Review, 65(2), pp.147-153.- Hoerl, R.W. (1999) “We Need to Change Our Paradigm”, (Discussion of Using Statistics and Statistical Thinking to Improve Organizational Performance” by Dransfield et al.),
International Statistical Review, 67, 2 (August), 132-138.- Hoerl, R.W. (2000) “Its Time for a change”, (Discussion of Woodall),
Journal of Quality Technology, 32, 4, 351-355.- Hoerl, R.W. (2002) “Six Sigma: One More Chance for a Broad Leadership Role”,
Amstat News, 55-58, September.- Hoerl, R.W. (2008) “Speaking Out and Reaching Out on Global Health Policy – the Case of HIV/AIDS,”
Amstat News, July, 31-32.- Hoerl, R.W. (2009) Discussion of “Statistics in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing,” by Peterson et al.,
Journal of Quality Technology, 41, 2, 135-136.- Hoerl, R.W. (2010) “Business/Industry Offers Dynamic Opportunity for Statisticians”,
Amstat News, September, 9-10. Note: As of 3/23/2015 the online version of this article had 6,034 hits.- Hoerl, R.W. (2011) “The World is Calling: Should We Answer?”,
John F. Welch Technology Center Journal, 7, 3-4, 2-6. (Featured Article in This Edition)- Hahn, G.J., Hoerl, R.W., Doganaksoy, N., and Gardner, M. (2012), “Discussion: Statistics Research in Business and Industry – The General Electric Experience,”
International Statistical Review, 80, 2, 219-230.- Hoerl, R.W. (2012) “The World is Calling: Should We Answer?”, online publication for Amstat News. This was the written version of my Deming Lecture at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings. As of 3/23/2015 this online article had 3,880 hits.
- Bailer, J. Hoerl, R.W., Madigan, D. Montequila, J. And Wright, T. (2013), “Preparing Master’s Statistics Students for Success: A Perspective from Recent Graduates and Employers,”
Amstat News, February, 8-9. These guidelines were formally endorsed by the ASA Board of Directors. As of 3/23/2015 this online article had 3,045 hits.- Hoerl, R.W. (2014), “Towards a Formal Discipline of Statistical Engineering”; Discussion of ‘Statistical Engineering and Variation Reduction’, by Steiner and MacKay,”
Quality Engineering, 26: 61-64.- Chance, B., Cohen, S., Grimshaw, S., Hesterberg, T., Hoerl, R., Horton, N., Malone, C., Nichols, R., and Nolan, D. (2014) “Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science”, published by the American Statistical Association at: http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/guidelines2014-11-15.pdf. These guidelines were formally endorsed by the ASA Board of Directors.
- Hoerl, R.W. (2014) “Roadmap for Smaller Statistical Programs to Incorporate 2014 Guidelines for Undergraduate Statistics Education”. This white paper, published on the ASA website (http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/RoadmapSmaller.pdf), is a companion to the 2014 ASA guidelines listed above.
- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2015), “The Quest for Quality Continues”,
JMP Forward, March, 11-12. This magazine is published by JMP/SAS whenever a new version of JMP is released; this edition was for the release of JMP 12.- Snee, R.D., and Hoerl, R.W. (2015), “The Future of Quality: Getting Better All the Time”,
2015 Future of Quality Report, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee, WI. http://asq.org/future-of-quality/