Academic Associates


Dr. Robert Gould

Robert Gould, Ph.D., is a statistics expert whose practice areas include estimation of random effects in a repeated measures setting, modeling, longitudinal data, and statistics education. He has been published in a number of statistical journals and is co-author of a statistics textbook.

Dr. Gould is a Professor and Undergraduate Vice Chair of the Department of Statistics at UCLA, and also Director at the university’s Center for the Teaching of Statistics, where he has developed graduate and undergraduate courses addressing statistical methods in business, economics, the social sciences, and data analysis as well as statistical methods for the physical sciences. He is Academic Administrator of UCLA’s Department of Statistics.

Dr. Frauke Kreuter

Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D., is an expert in survey methodology with a focus on survey sampling, sampling and non-sampling errors in complex surveys, cognitive models for questionnaire design, and applied statistics. Her research interests include an evaluation of the impact of higher education on labor markets and the design and implementation of surveys on vocational training internationally.

Dr. Kreuter is a Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and previously taught in the Department of Statistics at UCLA. She is also a Professor at the University of Mannheim.

Dr. Richard Valliant

Richard Valliant, Ph.D., has over 40 years of experience in survey sampling, estimation theory, and statistical computing and is the author of the books: Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples and Survey Weights: A Step-by-step Guide to Calculation. He has a range of applied experience in survey estimation and sample design on a variety of establishment, institutional, and household surveys. He is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and has been an editor of several statistical journals.

Dr. Valiant is a Research Professor Emeritus at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland. He was formerly an Associate Director at Westat and a mathematical statistician with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.