NOTE: Information as of 1985.
JOHN W. PRATT (Chair) is a professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He is a former director of the Social Science Research Council and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Econometric Society, and AAAS. He is interested particularly in statistical theory and methods and is a coauthor of Social Experimentation: A Method for Planning and Evaluating Social Intervention. He is a member of the Committee on National Statistics and chaired the Committee on National Statistics’ study group on environmental monitoring. He received an A.B. from Princeton in 1952 and a Ph.D. in statistical theory and methods from Stanford in 1956.
PASTORA SAN JUAN CAFFERTY is a professor of social service administration at the University of Chicago. Her research includes the effects of immigration on urban areas and use of census statistics. She received a B.A. from St. Bernard College in 1962 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American literary and cultural history in 1971 from George Washington University.
CONSTANCE F. CITRO is an ASA/Census research fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and served as study director for this study. She is a former vice president and deputy director of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and a former director of the Information Documentation Center of DUALabs. Her research has included many projects to add to the usefulness and accessibility of large, complex microdata files as well as analysis related
to income measurement and demographic change. She received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1963 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 1964 and 1969, respectively.
ANSLEY J. COALE is a professor of demography at Princeton University. He is a former chairman of the Committee on Population and Demography of the National Research Council. He is the coauthor of New Estimates of Population and Births in the United States, Regional Model Life Tables and Stable Population, and The Growth and Structure of Human Populations. He received a B.A. in 1939, an M.S. in 1941, and a Ph.D. in demography in 1947 from Princeton.
MICHAEL L. COHEN is a research associate with the Committee on National Statistics. His interests lie in data analysis, regression, and sample design and estimation. He received a B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1975 and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University in 1977 and 1981, respectively.
DONALD R. DESKINS, JR., is professor of urban geography and sociology and associate dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan. He serves as a contributing editor to Urban-ism Past and Present and is a member of numerous professional societies. His most recent research is focused on the analysis of academic degree production in the United States and its public policy implications. He received a B.A. in 1960, an M.A. in 1963, and a Ph.D. in geography in 1970 from the University of Michigan.
IVAN P. FELLEGI is the deputy chief statistician of Statistics Canada. He is a former director of Sampling and Survey Research and a former director general of the Methodology and Systems Branch of Statistics Canada. He is current president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians and president-elect of the International Statistical Institute. He has published extensively in the areas of census and survey methodology and was a member of the Committee on National Statistics’ Panel on Privacy and Confidentiality as Factors in Survey Response. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Budapest in 1956 and an M.Sc. in 1956 and a Ph.D. in survey methodology in 1961 from Carleton University.
WAYNE A. FULLER is a distinguished professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and is the author of Introduction to Statistical Time Series. His fields of interest include times series, survey sampling, and econometrics. He is a member
of the Committee on National Statistics and was a member of its panel on statistics for rural development. He received a B.S. in 1955, an M.S. in 1957, and a Ph.D. in statistical theory and methods in 1959 from Iowa State University.
JOSEPH B. KADANE is a professor of statistics and social sciences at Carnegie-Mellon University. He is the editor of Robustness of Bayesian Analyses and is the applications and coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He was a member of the American Statistical Association’s technical panel on the census undercount and is interested particularly in statistical inference in the social sciences and computational complexity. He received a B.A. in 1962 from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in statistical theory and methods in 1966 from Stanford University.
BENJAMIN F. KING is the director of survey methods at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a former professor of quantitative methods in the School of Business Administration and a former professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. His research interests include survey methods, logic, applications of statistics in business and economics, and policy research. He received an A.B. in 1958, an M.B.A. in 1960, and a Ph.D. in survey methodology in 1964 from the University of Chicago.
ALBERT MADANSKY is associate dean for Ph.D. studies and professor of business administration in the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He has been a research mathematician at the RAND Corporation, senior vice president of a large advertising agency, president of a computer software and data processing firm, professor and chairman of computer sciences at City College of New York, and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is the author of Foundations of Econometrics and has done research in multivariate statistical analysis. He received a B.A. in 1952, an M.S. in 1955, and a Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1958 from the University of Chicago.
ALBERTO PALLONI is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and a research associate at the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a former associate professor in the Department of Sociology and research associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas. He has published in the fields of population studies and demography. He received a B.A. in 1971 from Catholic University of Chile and a Ph.D. in demography in 1977 from the University of Washington.
JOHN E. ROLPH is a senior statistician and associate head of the Economics Department of the Rand Corporation as well as a faculty member of the Rand/UCLA Health Policy Studies Center. He has taught at the University of London, Columbia University, the Rand Graduate Institute, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the coauthor of Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistical Inference and, among other areas, is interested in empirical Bayes methods, sequential decision problems, actuarial methods, and jury representativeness. He received an A.B. in 1962 and a Ph.D. in statistics in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley.
COURTENAY M. SLATER is the president of CEC Associates, Washington, D.C. She is a former staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisers and a former chief economist of the Department of Commerce. She is a member of the Committee on National Statistics and has been involved in the planning of decennial censuses. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1955, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from American University in 1965 and 1969, respectively.
JOSEPH WAKSBERG is the vice president and director of the statistical staff at Westat, Inc. He is a former associate director for methodology and research at the U.S. Bureau of the Census. His fields of interest include survey methods, sampling theory, and sampling practice. He is the author of numerous publications in sample design for surveys and survey methodology. He received a B.S. in mathematics from City College of New York in 1936.