Joyce Orsini, PhD, is a Trustee Emeritus of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. In addition, she has served on the boards of a number of banks, pension funds, non-profits, and other organizations.
Dr. Orsini is the Director of the former Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, where she has taught for 30 years. She used Dr. Deming’s theory of management to conduct the program, and Deming’s theory was incorporated in the curriculum. Dr. Orsini has been a practicing statistician and consultant to industrial management and government for more than 35 years. In 1977, when she was elected a corporate vice president of the Savings Banks Association of New York State, she was the organization’s youngest officer and the only woman officer. Later, she was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer, and then Chief Operating Officer. She also held various executive and board positions in the banking industry.
Dr. Deming directed her doctoral dissertation research at New York University. She assisted Dr. Deming with his teaching at N.Y.U., as well as with many public and private seminars. The Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality awarded her the Deming Medal. She is also a recipient of the ASQ Deming Medal for Excellence in the Application of Dr. Deming’s Principles to Industry Worldwide. Dr. Orsini has received numerous other awards for her work and writings, and has written more than 200 articles on banking, financial, statistical, and management topics.