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Mentoring Using Motivational Interviewing: One Path to Becoming a Quality Mentor

This year’s special issue is all about mentoring. Mary Kwasny and Colleen Stiles-Shields discuss mentoring using the motivational interviewing technique; Terry Speed looks at what mentoring is and isn’t; and Mark Ward shares his tips for peer-to-peer mentoring. Also included in this list is a piece by David Hunter and Murali Haran, who look at the positive outcomes of academic mentoring. We also feature several influential statisticians such as Mary Gray, Doug Zahn, Terry Speed, and Brian Harris-Kojetin. And we made sure to post many of the ASA’s mentoring programs in this issue. Enjoy!

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Columns, Mentoring, President's Corner, President's Invited Column »

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This month’s President’s Invited Column provides an update on the two media initiatives, the Statistical Media Ambassadors program and the Media Training Workshop.

Obituaries, People News »

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A campus memorial service will be held at the University of California at Riverside in November for D. V. Gokhale.

Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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Here is a list of the ASA’s mentoring programs in this issue.

Additional Features, Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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The ASA Mentoring 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.

Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award is meant to encourage mentoring of junior statisticians in federal, state, or local government.

A Statistician's Life, Influential Mentors, Mentoring, Statisticians in History »

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Eric Vance, associate professor of applied mathematics and director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, interviews one of his mentors, Doug Zahn.

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features, Mentoring, Statisticians in History »

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Nawar M. Shara, associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University, interviewed her mentor, Mary Gray, professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at American University.

Additional Features, Biopharmaceutical, Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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Finding a mentor has its challenges and, keeping that in mind, the Biopharmaceutical Section initiated a mentoring program to facilitate networking opportunities and support the professional development of its members.

Additional Features, Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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Show your enthusiasm and give first-hand accounts of how your ASA membership has been a great investment in your career.

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features, Influential Mentors, Mentoring, Statisticians in History »

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Jean Yang, professor at the University of Sydney School of Mathematics and Statistics, interviews her mentor, Terry Speed.

Additional Features, Mentoring, Who Inspires You »

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Who inspired you to be a statistician? Have you ever had a mentor? We asked some of our members these questions and here is how they responded.

Departments, Meetings »

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The JSM 2017 program committee is soliciting proposals for invited sessions to showcase some of the most innovative, impactful, and cutting-edge work in our profession. Invited sessions include invited papers, panels, and posters.

Statisticians in History »

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In 1840, Florence Nightingale begged her parents “to let her study mathematics instead of doing worsted work and practicing quadrilles.” Her mother “did not approve, home duties were not to be neglected for mathematics.” She assumed that her daughter’s destiny was marriage, “and what use were mathematics to a married woman?” Her father, who loved math and had communicated that love to his daughter, nevertheless urged her to study more appropriate subjects (for a woman), “history or philosophy, natural or moral.” Florence expressed her preference for mathematics by saying, “I …

Featured, Mentoring »

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What Is Mentoring, and Why Is It a Good Thing?

Terry Speed explores the definition of mentoring. Is it a one-to-one, face-to-face interaction, or can it be something more?

Additional Features »

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Want to get involved in gathering election data? It’s a great way to engender enthusiasm and appreciation for the role of statistics in public policy.

Featured, Mentoring »

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On Academic Mentoring

Murali Haran and David Hunter believe mentoring is a skill that needs to be honed. Here, they offer tips on how to improve your mentoring skills and enhance your role as a mentor.

Featured, Mentoring »

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: How It Fits into the Statistics Living Learning Community at Purdue

Mark Ward discusses the Living Learning Community at Purdue and shares his tips on peer-to-peer mentoring.