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Joan Durso

Research Scientist
Statistical Science
214 Old Chemistry, Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708
122-A Old Chemistry, Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708


Joan Combs Durso, Ph.D. 
Coordinator, Undergraduate Training, Research, and Development
Dept. of Statistical Science

  • PhD, Economics, Fordham University, NY
  • MA, International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University, NY
  • BA, Chemistry, Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY
  • Additional graduate coursework in Finance, Gatton School, University of Kentucky 
  • Trained Facilitator in CIMER Project Entering Mentoring
  • Trained Facilitator in CIMER Project Entering Research

Office Hours

Week of 22 April
Monday 4/22  Calendly by appointment
Tuesday 4/23 Open office hours in person 10-11 am Old Chem 122A and by Calendly appt
Wednesday 4/24 Open office hours in person 3-4 pm Old Chem 122A
Thursday 4/25 No office hours
Friday 4/26 Open office hours in person 9-1030 am Old Chem 122A and by Calendly appt

StatSci Departmental advisees, College Advisees and anyone else:  Individual meetings can be requested via Calendly link below.

General StatSci program questions should always go via email to The DUS and I both see them there and will get an answer to you or set up a meeting. 

Individual Appointments: I am available for part of almost every day except Thursdays, most weeks.  Sign up here for a 10-minute or longer sessions: There are also options for 30- or 45-minute sessions  and for phd students or post-docs who want to discuss mentoring. Meetings for planning a major in StatSci take at least 30 minutes. 

Otherwise, for meetings outside of my Calendly times,  please reach out via email to to let me know possible times and how I can help.   
In your email, include your availability at several times and your questions/topic to discuss. I'll reply or send a calendar invite to confirm.  If you want resume feedback, include the resume in your email and plan for a 30 minute session.

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