Lianfen Qian is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Professor and Statistics Supervisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She is a Project NExT Fellow from 1997-1998 chosen by the Mathematical Association of American. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Michigan State University in 1996, her M.S. degree in Statistics in 1989 and B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1984 from Zhejiang University in China. She was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University from 1984 to 1991. Dr. Qian's research focuses on the detection and estimation of structural changes in various types of data such as time series, survival data, environmental data, financial data and genomic data via the parameter and nonparametric approaches. She published approximately fifty-refereed journal papers in statistics, serves as a Math Appliance mentor and member of editorial boards for several statistics journals, and a reviewer for the American Mathematical Reviews and Technometrics. She has successfully mentored the first place award in US 2015 Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition sponsored by ASA/CAUSE and many MS and Ph.D. students.