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January 30, 2007, Volume 53, No. 20

Dr. Jones, Wharton

Robert Jones

Dr. Robert C. Jones, emeritus associate professor of statistics and health care systems at Wharton, passed away January 13 at the age of 78.

Raised in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, Dr. Jones graduated from Girard College. At Penn he  earned a B.S., M.B.A. and Ph.D. in 1949, 1955 and 1958 respectively.

Dr. Jones served in the Korean War where he received a Bronze Star with Valor.

Beginning in 1954, Dr. Jones served as an instructor in statistics and then was appointed in 1958 as assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1971. He also served as the first director of the Leonard Davis Institute from 1974 to 1982. He was one of the first recipients of the Anvil Awards for excellence in teaching in Wharton in 1974 and was a recipient of a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1979. Dr. Jones also held appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. He became emeritus in 1994.

Dr. Jones is survived by his daughters, Dr. Kathryn S. Jones (CW ’78), Carolyn Jones Gould (SAMP ’81) and Laura Jones Reed (C ’85, Nu ’98); and grandchildren, David Kaiser-Jones, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Alexandra Jones Gould, Andrea Lee Gould and Connor Chapple Reed.


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Almanac - January 30, 2007, Volume 53, No. 20