|In 2013, I am
teaching full time in the Sociology Department at the University
Mannheim. Before I joined the Mannheim faculty, I was employed
as a Senior
Researcher at the Institute for
Employment Research (Instituts fuer Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung,
IAB) in Nuremberg, Germany. I am also a member of Frauke
Kreuter's Working Group at the Institute for Statistics at Ludwig
Maximilian University in Munich.
In addition, I do statistical consulting work on topics of sampling,
and coverage issues. In 2012, I worked with the World
Bank on a survey of Pastoralists in the Afar region of Ethiopia.
My recent publications include:
I have a Ph. D. in Survey Methodology from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM)
at the University of Maryland. My dissertation explored coverage in
specifically undercoverage and overcoverage of housing units in housing
unit listing. Data collection for my dissertation was supported
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland
Population Research Center, and the Charles Cannell Fund in Survey
Methodology, among others.
2013. “Do Different Listers Make the
Same Housing Unit Frame? Variability in Housing Unit Listing”
Journal of Official
A. 2013. “Can Interviewers
Effectively Rate the Likelihood of Cases to Cooperate?” Public Opinion Quarterly.
- “Paradata for Coverage Research” Chapter in Improving Surveys through Paradata:
Uses of Process Information, edited by F. Kreuter.
Interviews” Public Opinion Quarterly.
N. 2012. “Creating
Housing Unit Frames from Address Databases: Geocoding
Precision and Net Coverage Rates” Field
When I'm not working, I like to run, bike and swim. My fastest
half-marathon time is