Committee on Applied Statistics Webinar

Dear Friends of CAS,

Please join us on July 30, 2021 at 1:00PM (EST) for Ron Wasserstein's interactive webinar "Cultivating Productive Relationships in a Virtual Environment." Statisticians and data scientists recognize that one of the keys to successful outcomes in their work is the importance of the relationships they have with others. While there is a wide body of work available on building and maintaining professional relationships, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges. This webinar will discuss harnessing the benefits of virtual work and learning environments to cultivate productive relationships.

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Bio: Ronald L. (Ron) Wasserstein is the executive director of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Wasserstein assumed the ASA’s top staff leadership post in August 2007.

In this role, Wasserstein provides executive leadership and management for the association and is responsible for ensuring that the ASA fulfills its mission to promote the practice and profession of statistics. He also is responsible for a staff of 36 at the ASA’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va. As executive director, Wasserstein also is an official ASA spokesperson.

Prior to joining the ASA, Wasserstein was a mathematics and statistics department faculty member and administrator at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., from 1984–2007. During his last seven years at the school, he served as the university’s vice president for academic affairs.

Wasserstein is a longtime member of the ASA, having joined the association in 1983, and has been active as a volunteer in the ASA for more than 20 years. He twice served as president of the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the ASA. Wasserstein served as chair of two ASA sections—the ASA Section on Statistical Education and the ASA Section on Statistical Consulting. He also chaired the Council of Chapters Governing Board in 2006 and was a member of the ASA Board of Directors from 2001–2003.

Wasserstein is a Fellow of the ASA and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was presented the John Ritchie Alumni Award and Muriel Clarke Student Life Award from Washburn University, the Manning Distinguished Service Award from the North American Association of Summer Schools, and the George Mach Distinguished Service Award from Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society.

Ron and his wife, Sherry, live in northern Virginia and enjoy jogging, movies, binge-watching TV series, live theater, books, and doting on their children and grandchildren.


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