Council Members, 2010-2012
In late 2011, six new Council members were elected to serve four-year terms starting in 2012, and Rogelio Saenz was appointed Council Chair. A list of previous Councils is also available on our website.
Christopher H. Achen is the Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Achen’s research interest is political methodology, particularly in its application to empirical democratic theory, American politics, and international relations. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has held professorships at University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, and University of Michigan. He is the author of two books, Interpreting and Using Regression and The Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments; co-author of a third, Cross-Level Inference; and co-editor of a fourth book, The European Union Decides. His next book is entitled Voter Turnout in Multi-Level Systems. He was the first president of the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and Princeton’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. He received the first career achievement award from The Political Methodology Section of The American Political Science Association in 2007. He is also the recipient of an award from the University of Michigan for lifetime achievement in training graduate students.
Marilyn Andrews is the Data Librarian in Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SANDs) at the Dr. Archer Library, University of Regina (UR). Since graduating with her M.L.S. degree from Dalhousie University, she has held various positions at UR including Archives Librarian, Science Reference Librarian, Government Publications Librarian, and Acting Associate Librarian (Client Services). She has also carried out subject liaison responsibilities for multiple disciplines over the time span. She is a member of the UR Executive Council and recently served on the University Search Committee for Vice President -- Research. Her career as a Data Librarian commenced when she became a founding member of ACCOLEDS (A COPPUL Consortium of Library Electronic Data Services) formed in 1992. In 1993, ACCOLEDS joined ICPSR and she became the UR Official Representative. Additionally, she is the UR Official Contact to the Data Liberation Initiative since its inception in 1995, and is a member of the DLI Education Committee. She has been a member of both the Canadian Association of Public Data Users and the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) since 1991. Currently, she is serving as the IASSIST Regional Secretary for Canada; previously she was a Regional Committee member for Canada. She was a presenter at all six of the National Summer Institutes for Statistical and GIS Analysis at the University of Regina held between 2005 and 2010 when funding ceased. She is a member of the Saskatchewan Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC) Management Committee.
Tony N. Brown is an Associate Director, Center for Research on Health Disparities and an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. His research interests are in critical race theory, cultural competencies, health disparities, medical sociology, quantitative methods, race and racism, race socialization, racial attitudes, racial identity, social psychology, sociology of mental health, and survey methods. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and currently serves on the faculty of the Program on Effective Health Communication at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and as affiliate faculty for the Center for Latin American Studies in addition to his other positions at Vanderbilt. Along with Teresa L. Scheid he is editor of the book A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems, 2nd ed. (2010), Cambridge University Press. He is also a co-author with Chase L. Lesane- Brown, Emily E. Tanner-Smith, and Marino Bruce of the forthcoming article “Negotiating Boundaries and Bonds: Frequency of Young Children’s Socialization to their Ethnic/Racial Heritage” in Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology; and a co-author with Emily E. Tanner-Smith and Chase L. Lesane-Brown of the forthcoming “Investigating Whether and When Ethnic/Race Socialization Improves Academic Performance” in The Journal of Negro Education. He currently serves as editor of the American Sociological Review and has previously been an editorial board member for Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Race and Society.
G. Sayeed Choudhury is Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. In addition, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, a Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources. Choudhury serves as Principal Investigator for projects funded through the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has oversight for the digital library activities and services provided by the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Choudhury has published articles in journals such as the International Journal of Digital Curation, D-Lib, Journal of Digital Information, First Monday, and Library Trends. He has served on committees for the Digital Curation Conference, Open Repositories, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and Web-Wise. He has presented at various conferences including Educause, Coalition for Networked Information, Digital Library Federation, American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and international venues including the International Federation of Library Associations, the Kanazawa Information Technology Roundtable, and eResearch Australasia.
Paul N. Courant is University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Information at the University of Michigan. From 2002-2005 he served as Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the chief academic officer and the chief budget officer of the University. He has also served as the Associate Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs, Chair of the Department of Economics, and Director of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (which is now the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy). In 1979 and 1980 he was a Senior Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Courant has authored half a dozen books, and over 70 papers covering a broad range of topics in economics and public policy, including tax policy, state and local economic development, gender differences in pay, housing, radon and public health, relationships between economic growth and environmental policy, and university budgeting systems. More recently, his academic work has considered the economics of universities, the economics of libraries and archives, and the effects of new information technologies and other disruptions on scholarship, scholarly publication, and academic libraries. He holds a BA in History from Swarthmore College (1968), an MA in Economics from Princeton University (1973), and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University (1974).
Catherine A. Fitch is Associate Director of the Minnesota Population Center (MPC) and founding Co-Director of the Minnesota Research Data Center (MnRDC). At MPC, Fitch has been intimately involved in the creation of several of the largest social science databases, including IPUMS (USA and International) and National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS). She has used her experience with social science data infrastructure to fund and build the MnRDC, a Census Bureau Research Data Center (RDC) providing access to restricted and confidential data. Her own research focuses on historical demography and marriage formation in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. Research projects include an examination of the role of economic opportunity in changing marriage age since 1960 and an evaluation of measures of cohabitation in census and survey data. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and carried out within Census Bureau RDCs. She has published in Social Science Quarterly and Historical Methods and contributed to edited volumes on population studies and marriage. She received a PhD in history (2005) and a Master of Public Policy (2001) from the University of Minnesota, after graduating from St. Olaf College with a BA in history and mathematics in 1995. She has been active in the Social Science History Association for many years, including serving as Program Coordinator for the 1999 meetings.
John Fox is the Senator William McMaster Professor of Social Statistics in the Sociology Department of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Fox earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1972. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods and has delivered numerous lectures and workshops on statistical topics, at places such as the ICPSR Summer Program, the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, and the Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research. He has written many articles on statistics, sociology, and social psychology, and is the author of several books on statistics, including most recently Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition (Sage, 2008); A Mathematical Primer for Social Statistics (Sage, 2009); and (with Sanford Weisberg) An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition (Sage, 2011). He is an active contributor to the R Project for Statistical Computing and is a member of the R Foundation; his work on An R Companion was partly supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Carl Lagoze is Associate Professor of Information at the University of Michigan School of Information. He has been a leader in research on digital libraries and interoperability in information systems. He contributed to key developments in the field, including the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora); the Warwick Framework for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative; the ABC Metadata Ontology; Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PHM); and Open Archive Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE). He spent most of his career at Cornell University, where he received a B.A. in Urban Planning and a Ph.D. in Information Science. He served as a faculty member in the Computing and Information Sciences Department, as well as a Digital Library Scientist and Research Specialist. He also holds an M.S.E. in Software Engineering from the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies
Gregory N. Price, Gregory N. Price is Charles E. Merrill Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, Morehouse College. His previous appointments include Director of the Mississippi Urban Research Center, Professor of Economics at Jackson State University, and Economics Program Director at the National Science Foundation. An applied econometrician and theorist, Price conducts research on the effects of religiosity on economic behavior, the empirics of social capital and racial stigma, income distribution and redistribution, obesity, crime, and the intergenerational effects of slavery. His research has been published in a wide variety of journals such as Review of Black Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review, and Review of Development Economics. Price is currently President of the National Economic Association, where his agenda includes researching the historic exclusion of black economists from the faculties of colleges/universities -- also part of his current labor market research. To date, this research has produced results showing that increases in the supply of black Ph.D. economists has no effect on the hiring of black economists in academia -- a finding that can inform programmatic efforts to racially diversify economics faculties. A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Price earned his BA in economics from Morehouse College, and completed his economics doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Rogelio Saenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and writes occasionally on demographic trends for the Population Reference Bureau. Saenz received his PhD in sociology from Iowa State University in 1986. His research focuses on the areas of demography, immigration, sociology of Latina/os, and inequality. Saenz is a co-editor of Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America (Springer, 2008) and wrote the census report titled Latinos and the Changing Face of America (Population Reference Bureau and Russell Sage Foundation, 2004). His work has appeared in a variety of journals including Demography, Du Bois Review, International Migration Review, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Race & Society, Social Science Quarterly, and Social Science Research. Saenz also serves on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review, Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, Social Science Quarterly, and Southern Rural Sociology. He has served on the National Institutes of Health's Social Studies and Population Study Section from 1993 to 1997 and has been president of the Southwestern Sociological Association and vice president of the Rural Sociological Society. Saenz received the American Sociological Association Latina/o Sociology Section's Distinguished Contributions to Research and Scholarship Award (2005) and the American Association of Higher Education Hispanic Caucus' Outstanding Latino/a Faculty Award in Research and Teaching in Higher Education.
Barbara Schneider is John A. Hannah Chair and University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and the University of Chicago, University Faculty Research Associate at the University of Chicago, and Principal Investigator for the Center for Advancing Communication at NORC and the University of Chicago. Her research interests focus on how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well-being of adolescents as they move into adulthood. She has examined how schools can become more effective in reducing persisting academic achievement gaps among children of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Concerned with issues of social justice and inequality, she uses a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values that enhance human and social capital. Schneider received her PhD from Northwestern University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the New Century Scholars Program from 2007-2008 and an elected member of the Sociological Research Association in 2005. She has served as editor of the Sociology of Education and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and on the editorial boards of several other journals. She has authored and coauthored several books, monographs, and book chapters and has published in numerous sociology and education journals.
Linda J. Waite is the Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology; Co-Director, MD/PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging, Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include social demography, aging, the family, health, working families, and the link between biology, psychology, and the social world. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and held positions at the RAND Corporation before moving to the University of Chicago where she is a Senior Fellow at NORC as well as Co-Director of the Center on Aging. She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for eHarmony Labs. Her current research focus is on the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a study which has at its core a national survey of older adults first interviewed in 2005 and 2006. A second interview is planned for NSHAP respondents and their partners in 2010-2011. In 2008 she received the National Institutes of Health MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award, which recognizes researchers who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity. She is the author and co-author of many books and articles and serves on several national boards and committees. She is the current Chair of the Committee on Population, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Advisors, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ann Wolpert is Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she oversees MIT's distributed library system, the Institute's Academic Media Production Services, and The MIT Press. She additionally chairs the board of Technology Review, MIT's magazine of innovation. Prior to joining MIT, Wolpert was executive director of library and information services at the Harvard Business School. Her experience previous to Harvard included management of the Information Center of Arthur D. Little, Inc., an international management and consulting firm, where she also worked on various consulting assignments. She recently served as president of the Association of Research Libraries, where she has also been active on its Intellectual Property and Copyright committees. Her professional activities have also included service and leadership roles on the boards of NELINET, Inc. and OCLC, Inc., and on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Networked Information. She currently serves on the boards of the Digital Library Federation and the Boston Library Consortium, chairs the board of the DSpace Foundation, and is an advisor member of the Publications Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society. She is a member of the National Institute for Health's Public Access Working Group and a publications advisor to the National Science Foundation. A frequent speaker and writer, she has recently contributed papers on topics such as library service to remote library users, intellectual property management in a digital environment, and open access and the future of digital research libraries.