2017 Diversity Mentoring Program

Diversity Mentoring Program at JSM 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday, July 30, 2017 through Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Raising up the next generation of statistical thought leaders takes commitment and participation! We are here to help!

The 2017 JSM Diversity Mentorship Program (DMP) brings historically-underrepresented minority (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American) graduate, undergraduate, post-doctoral scholars, and junior professionals together with senior-level statisticians and faculty in academia, government, and the private sector in a structured program at the Joint Statistical Meetings. 

The program will include small group discussions and one-on-one meetings of mentor-protégé pairs during the conference.

The 2017 agenda includes a Sunday dinner and morning activities for Monday, July 31, 2017 through Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Relive the Experience
(Click the Photo Below to Access Photo Album)

Large group photo courtesy of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health


The application period has opened and a link to the application is provided here.

Preference will be given for applications received by May 31, 2017 and applicants will be informed of their status by mid-June 2017.

Successful applicants are expected to participate in career enhancement activities, group and individual mentoring, and to develop a peer network among participants.

Schedule of Activities




Sun, 7/30

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Welcome dinner
1. Welcome (SAS and Eli Lilly)
2. Ice-Breakers
3. Dinner

Luna Del Sea Steak & Seafood Bistro
300 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Mon, 7/31/17

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Mentoring Overview (Ric Wiebl)

A review of foundational principles for mentoring relationships.

Mentoring Pairs Discussion 
- Dionne Price / Therri Usher
- Felicia Griffin / JeanineGnang

Hilton Baltimore: Key Ballroom 4

Tue, 8/1/17
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Career Panel Discussion
(8:30AM – 9:15AM)

A panel discussion of successful statisticians in academia, government and industry to offer candid feedback and advice.

-Adrian Coles (CRO + Academic)
-Emilola Abayomi (Academic to Govt.)
-Adriana Perez (Academic)

Hilton Baltimore: Key Ballroom 4

Emotional/Conversation Intelligence

(9:30AM-10:30AM, Adriana Perez)

A review the key elements that comprise emotional intelligence, the role of your emotions and the relationships between self-awareness and how you function within a team and five conversational blind spots.

Tue, 8/1/17
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics 
Open Business Meeting
(Open Session for all JSM Attendees)

Hilton Baltimore: Hopkins

Wed, 8/2/17
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Roundtable discussion

A discussion of questions/issues proposed by Mentees

Hilton Baltimore: Key Ballroom 9




This program is primarily sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics.

However, additional sponsorship opportunities are available for corporate and private donors. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be recognized!

Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities

Diamond - $3,000

Gold - $2,000

Silver - $1,000

Bronze - <$1,000


For more information on these opportunities, click here.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. For more information please contact Dr. Dionne Swift at swift.dp@pg.com.