PhD Graduates


" Just last week, the City of New York and Facebook asked if we (JPSM) had any recent graduates that could be hired.  I am asked this question every year right around graduation by different agencies, and every year, my reply is the same... ‘Sorry, they have already been spoken for.’ "

Dr. Frauke Kreuter, Director, Joint Program in Survey Methodology 
2016 JPSM Commencement Remarks

Student Year of Graduation Advisor Title of Thesis Current Employment
Ashley Amaya 2015 Stanley Presser Enhancing the Understanding of the Relationship between Social Integration and Non-response in Household Surveys RTI International
Aaron Maitland 2014 Stanley Presser A Comparison of Ex-Ante, Laboratory, and Field Methods for Evaluating Survey Questions Westat
Hanyu Sun 2014 Frauke Kreuter, Frederick Conrad Rapport and Its Impact on the Disclosure of Sensitive Information in Standardized Interviews Westat
Taylor Lewis 2014 Frauke Kreuter, Partha Lahiri Testing for Phase Capacity in Surveys with Multiple Waves of Nonrespondent Follow-Up Office of Personnel Management
Rachel Horwitz 2013 Frauke Kreuter,
Frederick Conrad
Classifying Mouse Movements and Providing Help in Web Surveys Census Bureau
Timothy Kennel 2013 Richard Valliant Topics in Model-Assisted Point and Variance Estimation in Clustered Samples Census Bureau
Cong Ye 2012 Roger Tourangeau Adjustments for Nonresponse, Sample Quality Indicators, and Nonresponse Error in a Total Survey Error Context American Institutes for Research
Susan Kenney McCulloch 2012 Frauke Kreuter Effects of Acoustic Perception of Gender on Nonsampling Errors in Telephone Surveys State University of New York at Albany
Rebecca Medway 2012 Roger Tourangeau Beyond Response Rates: The Effect of Prepaid Incentives on Measurement Error American Institutes for Research
Jenna Fulton 2012 Stanley Presser Respondent Consent to Use Administrative Data Census Bureau
Jeffrey Gonzalez 2012 Richard Valliant The Use of Responsive Split Questionnaires in a Panel Survey Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie B. Gershunskaya 2011 Partha Lahiri Treatment of Influential Observations in the Current Employment Statistics Survey Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kimberly A. Henry 2011 Richard Valliant Weight Adjustment Methods and Their Impact on Sample-Based Inference Internal Revenue Service
Cleo Redline 2011 Roger Tourangeau Clarifying Survey Questions National Center for Education Statistics
Carolina Casas-Cordero Valencia 2010 Frauke Kreuter Neighborhood Characteristics and Participation in Household Surveys Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile
Dan Liao 2010 Richard Valliant Collinearity Diagnostics for Complex Survey Data RTI International
Stephanie Eckman 2010 Frauke Kreuter Errors in Housing Unit Frames and Their Effects on Survey Estimates RTI International
Michael Lemay 2009 Frauke Kreuter Understanding the Mechanism of Panel Attrition Westat
Benmei Liu 2009 Partha Lahiri Hierarchical Bayes Estimation and Empirical Best Prediction of Small Area Proportions National Cancer Institute
Santanu Pramanik 2008 Partha Lahiri Bayesian and Approximate Bayesian Methods in Small Area Estimation Public Health Foundation of India
Jill Dever 2008 Richard Valliant Sampling Weight Calibration with Estimated Control Totals RTI International
Jianzhu Li 2007 Richard Valliant Regression Diagnostics for Complex Survey Data: Identification of Influential Observations Westat
Scott Fricker 2007 Roger Tourangeau The Relationship Between Response Propensity and Data Quality in the Current Population Survey and the American Time Use Survey Bureau of Labor Statistics
Yan Li 2006 Partha Lahiri Analysis of Complex Survey Data using Robust Model-Based and Model-Assisted Methods Joint Program in Survey Methodology
Ting Yan 2005 Roger Tourangeau Gricean Effects in Self-Administered Surveys Westat
Sunghee Lee 2004 Richard Valliant Statistical Estimation Methods in Volunteer Panel Web Surveys University of Michigan
Kennon Copeland 2003 Partha Lahiri Panel Survey Estimation in the Presence of Late Reporting and Nonresponse National Opinion Research Center (NORC)