Dr. Warren Brown - (Chair)
WARREN A. BROWN (chair designate) is senior research associate in the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research at Cornell University. Pertinent to this workshop, he was a speaker at both the ACS Respondent Burden and ACS Benefits and Burdens workshops, and was a member of both the Panel to Review the 2010 Census and its successor Standing Committee on Reengineering Census Methods—in both instances, actively participating in subgroup work on administrative records. He manages Cornell’s secure data services for restricted access data sets, including Cornell’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center. Previously, he directed the applied demography program at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, serving as the state demographer. He has served on the steering committee of the National State Data Center Network and as president of the Association of Public Data Users, a national association conducting educational programs for users of government statistics. In 2009, he authored a handbook in the Census Bureau’s “Compass” series on researchers’ use of the ACS. He has a B.A. degree in religious studies from the University of Virginia, an M.A. degree in sociology from the New School for Social Research, and a Ph.D. degree in development sociology from Cornell University.
Dr. Susan Brower
SUSAN BROWER is director of the Minnesota State Demographic Center, serving as the official state demographer since February 2012. Pertinent to this workshop, she was a participant in the ACS Benefits and Burdens workshop. As state demographer, she researches demographic trends related to the state’s economy/workforce and health, with particular emphasis on demographic shifts related to immigration and to changes in the state’s rural population. She joined the State Demographic Center after working as a researcher on the Minnesota Compass project at Wilder Research in St. Paul, and previously worked at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Shawn J. Bucholtz
SHAWN J. BUCHOLTZ is director of the Housing and Demographic Analysis Division at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Pertinent to this workshop, he has led efforts to redesign the American Housing Survey (AHS), conducted by the Census Bureau with sponsorship from HUD, and has extensive experience with work to link survey data with third-party sources of property tax and housing data. At HUD PD&R since October 2010, he is also responsible for the production of other housing market surveys besides the AHS, including the Rental Housing Finance Survey, and the dissemination of the resulting statistical information. He previously served as branch chief for planning and analysis at the Farm Service Agency and as an economist and geographic information systems analyst at the Economics Research Service, both in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has a B.S. degree in public resource management from Michigan State University, an M.S. degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in computational social science from George Mason University.
Dr. Michael Davern
MICHAEL DAVERN is senior vice president and director of the Public Health Research Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. Pertinent to this workshop, he was a speaker on administrative records usage in the ACS at the ACS Response Burden workshop and served on the Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the ACS. At NORC at the University of Chicago, his work focuses on survey research, public health data, linking surveys with administrative data, and Census Bureau data, as well as the use of these data for policy research simulation and evaluation. Previously, at the University of Minnesota, he was an assistant professor of health policy and management and research director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center and codirector of the State Research Data Center. He also previously served as a statistician for the Labor Force and Transfer Programs Statistics Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau. A major focus of his work has involved applying state-level data to health policy issues and helping states monitor trends in health insurance coverage rates. He has an M.A. degree in sociology from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Donald A. Dillman
DONALD A. DILLMAN is Regents professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University and deputy director for research and development in the university’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center. Pertinent to this workshop, he was key speaker on respondent communication at the ACS Response Burden workshop, is internationally recognized as a major contributor to the development of modern mail/telephone/Internet survey methods, and is a current member of CNSTAT. From 1991 - 1995, he served as the senior survey methodologist in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Office of the Director, and received the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics in 2000 for his work at the Census Bureau. He is past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Rural Sociological Society. In addition to his current CNSTAT service at the National Academies, he has chaired the Panel on Redesigning the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Surveys and served on its Panels on Redesigning the Commercial Building and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys and on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census. He has a B.A. degree in agronomy, an M.S. degree in rural sociology, and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from Iowa State University.