ASA Mentoring Award

Most Recent Winner

J. Stuart Hunter

J. Stuart Hunter

Princeton University

To J. Stuart Hunter for his exceptional combination of personal and professional skills that have had an empowering impact on a countless number of statisticians; for indirectly mentoring an entire segment of the profession through his books, short courses, and founding of the journal Technometrics; for being a brilliant and tireless ambassador for statistics and statistical thinking in industry; for providing sage advice and words of encouragement to generations of statisticians as they progressed through their careers; for inspiring many industrial statisticians to move into leadership positions; and for serving as an extraordinary role model for effective statistical education and training through his lucid, informative, and entertaining presentations.

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
2016: Fritz J. Scheuren and Douglas A. Zahn