BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF
NORMAN M. BRADBURN is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and senior vice-president for Research at the National Opinion Research Center. He is an authority on nonsampling errors in surveys and has written extensively on questionnaire design. He has been active in the developing field of research applying cognitive psychological principles to the study of response errors in surveys.
ROBERT M. BELL is a statistician with the RAND Corporation. He has worked on a number of different projects mainly in health and education. His areas of expertise include survey design, survey analysis, and general experimental design issues.
GORDON J. BRACKSTONE is assistant chief statistician responsible for statistical methodology, computing, and geography at Statistics Canada. His professional work has been in survey methodology, particularly the assessment of the quality of census and survey data. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
CLIFFORD C. CLOGG is a demographer and statistician at Pennsylvania State University. He is chair of the Committee on Population Statistics of the Population Association of America, a member of the Census Advisory Committee, and was the coordinating and applications editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. His areas of specialization are categorical data analysis and social statistics.
THOMAS B. JABINE is a statistical consultant who specializes in the areas of sampling, survey research methods, and statistical policy. He was formerly statistical policy expert for the Energy Information Administration, chief mathematical statistician for the Social Security Administration, and chief of the Statistical Research Division of the Bureau of the Census. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute.
KATHERINE S. NEWMAN is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University. Her areas of specialization include social anthropology and American society, anthropology and public policy, and legal and political anthropology. She has been
studying downward mobility in terms of political, economic, and family aspects.
D. BRUCE PETRIE is assistant chief statistician of the Social, Institutions, and Labor Statistics Field at Statistics Canada. He is responsible for social statistics, which includes the census of population, household surveys, and Canada's equivalent of the Current Population Survey.
PETER A. ROGERSON is professor and chair of geography at the State University of New York, Buffalo. His areas of specialization include internal migration, mathematical demography, and estimates and projections. He was formerly a research trainee at the Census Bureau in the Census Bureau/American Statistical Association program on economic-demographic modeling
KEITH F. RUST is an associate director at Westat, Inc., and formerly was with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His work deals mainly with educational surveys, particularly the National Assessment of Educational Progress. His areas of specialization include survey research and data analysis.
NORA CATE SCHAEFFER is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her areas of expertise include respondent behavior and interviewer-respondent interaction. Her past research has concentrated on a number of different areas in survey methodology dealing with nonsampling error, both nonresponse and response errors of various kinds. She is on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Methodology, and Sociological Methods Research.
EDWARD A. SCHILLMOELLER is senior vice president of the A.C. Nielsen Company, where he directs all statistical operations and activities of the media research division. His work includes both continuous and ad hoc household surveys of television audiences. His interests are sample design and survey methods.
DUANE L. STEFFEY is a study director with the Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council. He is on leave from San Diego State University, where he is an associate professor of mathematical sciences. He has published research on statistical methods, particularly on hierarchical Bayesian modeling, and has engaged broadly in interdisciplinary research and consulting.
MICHAEL F. WEEKS is senior study director at the Center for Survey Research of the Research Triangle Institute. His areas of expertise include survey methods and operations. In particular, he is interested in survey methods aimed at reducing nonsampling error and making survey operations more efficient and more cost-effective.
ALAN M. ZASLAVSKY is an assistant professor of statistics at Harvard University.