Kirsten Martin, assistant professor of strategic management and public policy, has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.
The committee will advise the bureau on variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of its programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census. Comprised of 32 members from multiple disciplines, the committee will advise on such topics as housing, children, youth, poverty, privacy, race and ethnicity, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other populations.
“We expect that the expertise of this committee will help us meet emerging challenges the Census Bureau faces in producing statistics about our diverse nation,” said Thomas Mesenbourg, the Bureau’s acting director. “By helping us better understand a variety of issues that affect statistical measurement, this committee will help ensure that the Census Bureau continues to provide relevant and timely statistics used by federal, state and local governments as well as business and industry in an increasingly technologically oriented society.”
Committee members were selected based on their expertise and knowledge of cultural patterns, issues and/or statistical needs of hard-to-count populations. Martin recently received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study online privacy issues.