Rivera Center in San Antonio, Texas. His research has focused on Latino educational, occupational, and economic mobility, and has included extensive analysis of census data. He has written extensively on Latino immigration patterns and has reported on housing patterns and dynamics of colonia communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. He served on the Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population for many years and served on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census (Anderson, 2000). As a member of committees established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, he helped develop the Texas “Ten Percent Plan” on university admissions and contributed to an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Gratz v. Bollinger (2003). He received masters’ degrees in sociology and demography and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.


Daniel L. Cork is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director of the Panel on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census and the Panel on the Feasibility, Accuracy, and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database. He previously served as co-study director of the Panel on Research on Future Census Methods and program officer for the Panel to Review the 2000 Census. His research interests include quantitative criminology, particularly space-time dynamics in homicide; Bayesian statistics; and statistics in sports. He holds a B.S. degree in statistics from George Washington University and an M.S. in statistics and a joint Ph.D. in statistics and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.


Don A. Dillman is regents professor and the Thomas S. Foley distinguished professor of government and public policy in the Departments of Sociology and Community and Rural Sociology at Washington State University. He also serves as deputy director for Research and Development in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC), and he founded the SESRC’s Public Opinion Laboratory, one of the first university-based telephone survey laboratories in the United States. His current research emphasizes how visual design and layout influences respondent answers to self-administered surveys. He served as the senior survey methodologist in the Office of the Director, U.S. Bureau of the Census, leading the development of new questionnaire designs and procedures for the 2000 decennial census and other government surveys. He is a past president of the American Association of Public Opinion Research, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and 2002 recipient of the Lester F. Ward Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Sociology of the Society for Applied Sociology. He holds a master’s degree in rural sociology and a Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University.



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