Biographical Sketches, Panel Members and Staff

GRAHAM KALTON (Chair) is a senior statistician and senior vice president of Westat, Inc. He is also a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Previously he was a research scientist in the Survey Research Center and a professor of biostatistics and statistics at the University of Michigan, professor of social statistics at the University of Southampton, and reader in social statistics at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in survey sampling and general survey methodology. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians and is the president-elect of the Washington Statistical Society. He is a past member of the Committee on National Statistics and has served as chair or a member of several of its panels. He received a B.Sc. in economics and an M.Sc. in statistics from the University of London and a Ph.D. in survey methodology from the University of Southampton.

DAVID M. BETSON is an associate professor of economics at the University of Notre and a visiting scholar at the Joint Center for Poverty Research of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. His previous positions have been as a research associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin and an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. His research examines the effects of governments on the distribution of economic well-being with special reference to the measurement of poverty and the analysis of child support policy. He received a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Interim Report I: Evaluation of 1993 County Estimates for Title I Allocations Biographical Sketches, Panel Members and Staff GRAHAM KALTON (Chair) is a senior statistician and senior vice president of Westat, Inc. He is also a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Previously he was a research scientist in the Survey Research Center and a professor of biostatistics and statistics at the University of Michigan, professor of social statistics at the University of Southampton, and reader in social statistics at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in survey sampling and general survey methodology. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians and is the president-elect of the Washington Statistical Society. He is a past member of the Committee on National Statistics and has served as chair or a member of several of its panels. He received a B.Sc. in economics and an M.Sc. in statistics from the University of London and a Ph.D. in survey methodology from the University of Southampton. DAVID M. BETSON is an associate professor of economics at the University of Notre and a visiting scholar at the Joint Center for Poverty Research of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. His previous positions have been as a research associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin and an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. His research examines the effects of governments on the distribution of economic well-being with special reference to the measurement of poverty and the analysis of child support policy. He received a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Interim Report I: Evaluation of 1993 County Estimates for Title I Allocations CONSTANCE F. CITRO is a member of the staff of the Committee on National Statistics. She is a former vice president and deputy director of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and was an American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation research fellow at the Bureau of the Census. For the committee, she has served as study director for numerous panels, including the Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance, the Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the Panel to Evaluate Microsimulation Models for Social Welfare Programs, and the Panel on Decennial Census Methodology. Her research has focused on the quality and accessibility of large, complex microdata files, as well as analysis related to income and poverty measurement. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Yale University. MICHAEL L. COHEN is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director for the Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems. Previously, he was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, a research associate at the Committee on National Statistics, and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Statistics at Princeton University. His general area of research is the use of statistics in public policy, with particular interest in census undercount and model validation, and in robust estimation. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University. NANCY E. DUNTON is a principal social scientist at the Midwest Research Institute. Formerly, she was a senior research scientist with the New York State Department of Social Services and the New York State Council on Children and Families. Her work focuses on outcome indicators and social demography, with a special emphasis on children's policy issues. She received a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WAYNE A. FULLER is a distinguished professor in the Department of Statistics and Economics at Iowa State University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Econometric Society, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and is the author of Introduction to Statistical Time Series and Measurement Error Models. He also has an active research program in survey sampling. He has held offices in national and international statistical organizations and has previously served on National Research Council panels. THOMAS B. JABINE is a statistical consultant who specializes in the areas of sampling, survey research methods and statistical policy. He was formerly a

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Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Interim Report I: Evaluation of 1993 County Estimates for Title I Allocations 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. He has a B.S. degree in mathematics and an M.S. degree in economics and science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SYLVIA T. JOHNSON is professor of research methodology and statistics in education at Howard University, where she is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education. She has served on the faculties of Roosevelt, Trenton (NJ) State, and Western Illinois universities and Augustana and Chicago City Colleges and as a visiting scholar at the Educational Testing Service. She is currently a principal investigator at the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at-Risk (CRESPAR), a joint activity of Howard University and Johns Hopkins University, and of the Design and Analysis Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Formerly, she was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the National Adult Literacy Survey and the Graduate Record Examination and served as a trustee of the College Board. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and chairs its Division 15 Committee on Members and Fellows. Dr. Johnson received a Ph.D. degree in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa. THOMAS A. LOUIS is professor and head of the division of biostatistics at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and professor of statistics in the School of Statistics. His research interests include Bayes and empirical Bayes methods, research synthesis, risk assessment, analysis of longitudinal and spatial data and sequential design of experiments. He is codirector of the statistical center for Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS and for 6 years directed the statistical center for the school's Cancer Prevention Research Unit. He is a senior associate editor of CHANCE, on the editorial board of Statistics Neerlandica, and on the board of the Medical Follow-up Agency of the Institute of Medicine. He is a member of the International Statistics Institute, a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a trustee of the National Institute for Statistical Sciences. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Columbia University. SALLY C. MORTON is head of the Statistics Group at RAND in Santa Monica, California. She is on the faculty of the RAND Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and is a lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of California-Los Angeles. Previously she taught at the School of Business of the University of Southern California, visited the Centre for Mathematical Analysis at

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Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Interim Report I: Evaluation of 1993 County Estimates for Title I Allocations Australian National University and the University of Southampton, and worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, is chair of the association's Section on Statistical Graphics, and is a member of the Caucus for Women in Statistics and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Her health policy research concerns homelessness, severe mental illness, and outcomes research and quality of care in the areas of childbirth and AIDS. Her methodological research concentrates on meta-analysis, nonparametric regression, and the sampling of vulnerable populations. She received a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University. JEFFREY S. PASSEL is a principal research associate at the Urban Institute and the director of the institute's Program for Research on Immigration Policy. Previously, he was assistant division chief for estimates and projections in the Population Division of the Bureau of the Census, and he also directed the research on demographic methods for measuring census undercount. His research interests include the demography of immigration, particularly the measurement of illegal immigration; the effects and integration of immigrants into American society; and measuring and defining racial and ethnic groups in the United States. He is a member of a number of professional societies and has served in various capacities in the Population Association of America, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in social relations from the Johns Hopkins University. J.N.K. RAO is professor of statistics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a consultant to Statistics Canada. Formerly, he was a professor at University of Manitoba and Texas A&M University. His research interests include survey sampling theory and methods, particularly small area estimation. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He received a Ph.D. degree in statistics from Iowa State University. ALLEN L. SCHIRM is senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Formerly, he was Andrew W. Mellon assistant research scientist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan. His principal research interests include small-area estimation and sample and evaluation design, with application to welfare, food and nutrition, and education policy. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the American Economic Association, and the Population Association of America. He received an A.B. in statistics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Interim Report I: Evaluation of 1993 County Estimates for Title I Allocations PAUL R. VOSS is professor of rural sociology and chair of the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past 21 years he has been affiliated with the Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory and is currently its director. He also is affiliated with the Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty. His research involves modeling small-area population change for purposes of population estimation and projection, and he also has studied and written about the demographic composition of small-area migration streams. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Advisory Committee for the 2000 Census as well as the Census Bureau's Advisory Committee of Professional Associations. He received a Ph.D. degree in sociology (demography) from the University of Michigan. KIRSTEN K. WEST is a mathematical statistician at the Bureau of the Census who is working under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement as a research associate to the Committee on National Statistics. Her research has focused on coverage errors in the decennial census and census data quality. She has a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. JAMES WYCKOFF is associate professor of public administration and policy at the University at Albany, of the State University of New York. His research involves applied public economics and public policy, with particular focus on the economics of education. He was an American Statistical Association Fellow at the Census Bureau. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ALAN M. ZASLAVSKY is associate professor of statistics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He was formerly on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Harvard. His research interests include measurement of quality in health care, census methodology, estimation and correction of census undercount, small-area estimation, microsimulation, design and analysis of surveys, and Bayesian methods. He has served on two other panels of the Committee on National Statistics concerned with planning for the 2000 census. He received a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MEYER ZITTER is an independent demographic consultant. Formerly, he was chief of the Census Bureau's Population Division and also served as assistant director for international programs. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He has a B.B.A. degree from City College of New York.