ASA Mentoring Award

Most Recent Winner

Michael H. Kutner

Michael H. Kutner

Emory University

For exceptionally guiding and influencing students and colleagues in both statistics and biomedical research; for dual mentoring to guide statisticians to do better collaborative statistics and biomedical scientists to do better collaborative science with statisticians; for continued guidance and direction provided to students well beyond their graduations and far into their careers; for stressing the role of accurate and honest feedback to his mentees; for fostering not just statistics, but statisticians; for enhancing collaborative biostatistics nationwide; and for establishing several awards to recognize the distinguished service to the profession of both current students and graduates.

About the Award

The ASA Mentoring Award is given each year to a member who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in developing the careers of statistics students, statisticians, or statistical researchers early in their careers. The award honors those people recognized by their colleagues for their sustained efforts over a long period supporting the work and developing the careers of statisticians.

Selection Criteria

Outstanding mentorship over a long period. Nominees must be ASA members.

Award Recipient Responsibilities

The award recipient is responsible for providing a current photograph and general personal information the year the award is presented. The American Statistical Association uses this information to publicize the award and prepare the check and certificate.


Nominations are due by March 1, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August the same year.

Send a letter of nomination outlining the reasons why the nominee deserves to be selected to Additional supporting letters are welcome.


Please contact the committee chair.

Previous Winners
2017: J. Stuart Hunter
2016: Fritz J. Scheuren and Douglas A. Zahn