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Kirk Wolter

senior VP, National Opinion Research Center

Kirk Wolter, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Survey Research, with the National Opinion Research Center, an affiliate of the University of Chicago, and is also Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago. During his career, he has led or participated in the design of many of America's largest and most important information systems, including the Current Business Surveys, the Current Employment Statistics program, the Current Population Survey, the 1980 and 1990 Decennial Censuses, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, and the National Resources Inventory. Wolter is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments and a charter member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. He recently completed service on National Academy of Sciences panels on federal business statistics and on cost-of-living indexes. He is author of *Introduction to Variance Estimation*, a standard work in its field, and has published numerous articles in refereed statistical journals. Wolter has received extensive recognition for his work, including the U.S. Department of Commerce's silver and bronze medals. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and past President of the International Association of Survey Statisticians and of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association. His Ph.D. in Statistics is from Iowa State University.