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Gomez awarded diplomacy and diversity fellowship

Kayeromi Gomez, an NDSU doctoral candidate in applied statistics, has been selected for the prestigious 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. 

The program gathers 24 American and European graduate students for an intensive four-week program to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity.

Gomez will travel to Washington, D.C., Paris and Berlin to study how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international issues pertaining to international law, transatlantic relations, security and conflict, national sovereignty, international development, trade and business, democratic movements, technology and human rights.

“It is a great honor for me to be one of only 24 scholars in the world to be selected,” Gomez said. “I look forward to being part of a program that has the capacity to transform young energetic scholars into active agents for development through diversity and diplomacy.”

Gomez was born and raised in the Republic of Benin. He earned an associate’s degree from the Ghana Institute of Journalism before moving to the U.S. to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in actuarial science from Roosevelt University in Chicago.


In 2007, he co-founded the Center for International Media Ethics, a non-profit organization that brings together a network of media professionals to provide training, discussion and expertise to improve the ethical standards of media throughout the world. Gomez continues to serve as a strategic adviser for the center.

Gomez is working on his dissertation, “Performance of FDR Method vs. Dunnett’s Test: An Investigative Study in Designs with Large Number of Treatments.” His advisers are Rhonda Magel, professor and chair of the statistics department, and Curt Doetkott, consulting statistician in the university’s Statistical Consulting Services unit, which is jointly supported by the statistics department and the Information Technology Division.

Gomez is involved in the statistical analysis component of an international project to analyze world media coverage. The research is being led by Charles Okigbo, professor of communication at NDSU. Gomez expects to graduate from NDSU in May 2015.

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