Dr. Jim Albert has been approved by the BGSU Board of Trustees for the title of Distinguished University Professor to recognize his outstanding professional achievements that have brought broad national and international recognition of his scholarly work.

His nomination reads, "Jim Albert is truly deserving to be recognized for a lifetime of exceptional contributions to his profession and the university." For Jim Albert's highlights on research, "As of June 7, 2017, 
Albert's 104 peer reviewed publications have received a total of 6990 citations and 2508 since 2011. One of his papers, 'Bayesian analysis of binary and polychotomous response data', received 2816 citations (this paper was listed number 13 in the list of most cited statistics papers since 1993  in Ryan and Woodall (2005) Journal of Applied Statistics)."   "Over his career at BGSU, Jim Albert has received over 24 grants and research awards." He published 14 books. He was awarded the Founders Award by the American Statistical Association in 2015.