(CN) – Robert Groves has been confirmed as director of the U.S. Census Bureau, as the 2010 census approaches.
Groves, who received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Michigan, has been director of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and research professor at the joint program in survey methodology at the University of Maryland.
Groves was associate director for the U.S. Census Bureau from 1990 to 1992. He wrote several books and a multitude of articles on how to improve surveys, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and the National Research Council, and former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
In 2000, Groves was awarded the AAPOR Innovator Award and received the AAPOR distinguished achievement award in 2001.