Council Members, 2016-2020

In fall of 2017, six new members were elected to serve four-year terms on the ICPSR Governing Council starting in 2018, and Michael Jones-Correa was appointed Council Chair. A list of previous Councils also is available on our website.

Name Term Institution Email
Bobray Bordelon 3/2018-2/2022 Princeton University
Christine L. Borgman 3/2016-2/2020 University of California, Los Angeles
Jon E. Cawthorne 8/2018-2/2022 Wayne State University
Lisa Cook 3/2018-2/2022 Michigan State University
Jane Fry 3/2016-2/2020 Carleton University
Elizabeth Groff 3/2018-2/2020 Temple University
Michael Jones-Correa, Chair 3/2016-2/2020 University of Pennsylvania
Verna M. Keith 3/2016-2/2020 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux 3/2018-2/2022 California Institute of Technology
Chandra L. Muller, Past Chair 3/2018-2/2020 University of Texas at Austin
Robert Stine 3/2016-2/2020 University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Wallman 3/2018-2/2022 United States Office of Management and Budget
Esther Wilder 3/2018-2/2022 Lehman College, City University of New York


Photo of Bobray Bordelon Bobray Bordelon is an Economics & Finance Librarian and Data Services Librarian at Princeton University. Bordelon is a long-time, active ICPSR Official Representative, who has been a knowledgeable and effective promoter of ICPSR's data and other resources. He was honored with the 2017 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative. Since 2014, he has co-taught the workshop on Providing Social Sciences Data Services, which also gives him direct experience and insights into the Summer Program workings in a way that few ORs have. Bordelon is a respected Data & Economics Librarian at Princeton, as well as in the wider professional spheres of ALA, ACRL, and IASSIST, which should bring a broad perspective from these important areas. His knowledge of the variety of data sources, and his willingness to share this expertise with the data community speaks to his commitment to public service. Bordelon has a BS in Finance and Masters in Library & Information Science from Louisiana State University and an MBA from New Mexico State University. His professional interests involve service to state, national, and international organizations while promoting subject content and knowledge and its access.

Photo of Christine Borgman Christine L. Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. Prof. Borgman is the author of more than 200 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication, including three sole-authored monographs. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery; a recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, Association for Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE; the Research in Information Science Award from ASIST; and a Legacy Laureate of the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, U.S. Co-Chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution, and previously served on the U.S. National Academies' Board on Research Data and Information and the U.S. National CODATA. Among the editorial boards on which she serves are the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and PLOS One.

Jon Cawthorne Jon E. Cawthorne is dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. Cawthorne began his library leadership career in Detroit, as director of the Detroit Public Library’s flagship branch, where he was later named interim deputy director to lead the entire 24-branch system through an organizational transition. Before becoming West Virginia University Libraries dean in 2014, Cawthorne also held leadership positions at Florida State University, Boston College, and San Diego State University. He holds an MLS degree from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College. His published research bridges the realms of diversity, libraries, organizational culture, and leadership; with a shared focus on models that anticipate and plan for rapid change and the future through strategic capacity building and workforce development.

Photo of Lisa Cook Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics and of International Relations at Michigan State University and is Co-Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program. Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation, and economic history. She was on leave at the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the 2011-2012 academic year and was president of the National Economic Association from 2015 to 2016. Her publications have appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Growth, and Explorations in Economic History, as well as in a number of books. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Economic History Association, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. Prior to her appointment at Michigan State University, she was on the faculty of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, was a National Fellow at Stanford University, and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. She has been named as a Sigma Xi (Scientific Honor Society) Distinguished Lecturer for 2017 to 2019.

Photo of Jane Fry Jane Fry is the Data Services Librarian at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON). Working with faculty and researchers to help them in all aspects of Research Data Management is her prime focus. Fry continues to be active in the data community, involving being a co--developer for a number of initiatives including ODESI (the Ontario data portal), the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) Training Repository, as well as the DLI Survival Guide. She is a member of various national and international data -related professional groups, as well as the American Library Association. She has authored and co-authored a number of Best Practices Documents related to different operations in a Data Centre. Fry is also the OR for ICPSR at Carleton, as well as an instructor in the ICPSR Summer Program.

Photo of Elizabeth Groff Elizabeth R. Groff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, where she is also associated faculty in the Center for Security and Crime Science, and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. Groff has spent the last twenty years applying geographic theory and methodology to the study of crime-related issues at both the local and national levels. She began her career as the Geographic Information System Coordinator at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department where she institutionalized the use of computer mapping. She served as Director of the Crime Mapping Research Center at the National Institute of Justice. As a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Law and Justice, she conducted a variety of research initiatives including the development of an agent-based simulation model of robbery, the application of mobility triangles to understanding homicide, and conducting an evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness, and enabling impacts of technology in police agencies. Groff's research interests are in the areas of geographic criminology, agent-based modeling, police practices and the use of technology in policing. One area of focus over the last ten years has been on developing evidence to improve police practice. For example, she has examined how agencies can communicate crime statistics without increasing fear of crime (Redlands, CA), the impact of using AVL to provide feedback on patrol levels achieved (Dallas, TX), which policing tactics are effective (Philadelphia, PA), and whether the near repeat burglary pattern can be interrupted by providing information to citizens (Redlands, CA and Baltimore County, MD). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Photo of Michael Jones-Correa Michael Jones-Correa is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author as well of several dozen articles and chapters on immigration, race, ethnicity and citizenship in the United States. Professor Jones-Correa is currently working on several major projects, among them one looking at increasing ethnic diversity of suburbs, and its implication for local and national politics; another continuing the analysis of the 2006 Latino National Survey, a national state-stratified survey of Latinos in the United States for which he was a principal investigator; and collaborative research on contact, trust and civic participation across immigrant and native-born residents of Atlanta and Philadelphia. His research has received support from the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Russell Sage and National Science Foundations, among others.

Photo of Verna M. Keith Verna M. Keith is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include race, class, and gender disparities in health and the effects of ethnic appearance on the social, economic, and psychological well-being of African Americans and other people of color. She is editor of In and Out of Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women Diane Brown and Skin Deep: How Race and Complexion Matter in the Color Blind Era with Cedric Herring and Hayward Horton.

Photo of Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Associate Director for Research and Policy at the Center for Urban Education in the USC Rossier School of Education, received her PhD in Urban Education with an emphasis on Higher Education from the University of Southern California. Her research interests center on the relationship between higher education policy and access and success for underrepresented minorities (URM) in the sciences and related (STEM) fields. She is particularly interested in exploring the ways in which institutional and college financing pathways structure opportunity and outcomes for URMs in STEM. Much of Malcom-Piqueux's research focuses on the role of community colleges as an entry point to postsecondary education for minorities interested in science and related fields. She also studies the organizational cultures of minority-serving institutions (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs], Hispanic-serving institutions [HSIs], and Tribal Colleges) and examines the congruence of the minority-serving designation and academic outcomes for their target populations.

Photo of Chandra Muller Chandra Muller holds the Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts and is a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She also is a faculty associate of the Population Research Center at the university. She received her PhD and MA degrees in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1991 and 1983, respectively. Muller received a master's in education from Stanford University in 1976 and a BA in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1975. Her current research is on how family, community, education policy, and health behaviors shape education and the transition to adulthood. In particular, she focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) preparation and careers. Of key interest is the diversity in experiences and disparities according to gender, race and ethnicity, social class, as well as disability, immigration or language minority status. She is co-author of the book Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth, and has published a large number of book chapters and articles. She has served as chair of the American Educational Research Association's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award Committee, chair of the Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association, and on the editorial boards of the journals Social Forces and Social Problems.

Photo of Robert Stine Robert Stine is currently Professor of Statistics, Analysis Center for Evaluation of Energy Modeling and Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests credit scoring, model selection, pattern recognition and classification, statistical computing and graphics, time series analysis and forecasting.

Photo of Katherine Wallman Katherine Wallman served as chief statistician at the United States for 25 years, retiring at the end of 2016. She provided policy oversight, established priorities, advanced long-term improvements, and set standards for a federal statistical establishment that comprises more than 100 agencies spread across every cabinet department. Wallman represented the US government in international statistical organizations, including the United Nations and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. During her tenure, Wallman has increased collaboration among the agencies of the US statistical system, fostered improvements in the scope and quality of the nation’s official statistics, strengthened protections for confidential statistical information, and initiated changes that have made the products of the system more accessible and usable.

Photo of Esther Wilder Esther Wilder, Professor of Sociology at Lehman College, City University of New York, received her PhD from Brown University. Her current research focuses on the importance of biomedical and social factors in shaping the experience of disability, factors that promote quantitative literacy skills, and the roles of race/ethnicity and religion in explaining demographic and economic outcomes. Wilder also looks at trends and patterns in scholarly publishing and access to the scholarly literature of demography and gerontology. She is especially interested in understanding the ways in which physical and social factors influence health and well-being. Wilder has established and directed a variety of faculty development programs both at Lehman and across CUNY to infuse quantitative reasoning (QR) across the curriculum and she is active in a variety of initiatives to promote STEM education and improve students’ critical thinking and writing skills.