RTI International

Sep 2015 – Present Washington, DC
RTI Fellows provide scientific leadership to the institute

Interim Chair of Sociology

University of Mannheim

Jan 2013 – Jan 2014 Mannheim, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching courses in quantitative analysis, research methods
  • Mentoring master’s students

Senior Researcher

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Jul 2010 – Jul 2015 Nuremberg, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • Survey methods research
  • Assistance with design of IAB surveys

Survey Methodologist

NORC at the University of Chicago

Apr 2001 – Jan 2010 Chicago, IL

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Survey data producers increasingly provide estimates of nonresponse bias in several variables when they release or analyze data. …

The Consumer Expenditure Survey is a large, federal data collection effort and contributes to the calculation of the U. S. inflation …

We draw upon recent advances in computer vision algorithms and in the availability and resolution of geospatial big data to improve the …

Motivated misreporting occurs when respondents give incorrect responses to questions to shorten a survey interview. Previous research …

As survey costs increase and response rates decrease, researchers are looking to alternative methods to collect data from study …


Coverage in Household Surveys

When households have no chance to be selected for a survey, the data collected can be biased. My research has explored undercoverage bias in in-person surveys around the world.

Innovative Sampling Methods

Alternative sampling approaches which do not depend on up-to-date census data or interviewer involvement

Motivated Misreporting in Surveys

Response strategies to shorten survey length and burden

Passive Data & Surveys

Data collected without the involvement of the respondent can improve survey data quality