Marietta Bowman

Senior Research Director

Education and Child Development

M.S.W., Community Health & Urban Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Sociology & Anthropology, Kalamazoo College

Marietta Bowman is a Senior Research Director in the Education & Child Development Studies Department. Her primary areas of expertise are the design and management of multi-mode longitudinal data collection efforts (CAPI, CATI, PAPI, and web) and nationally representative household and school-based studies.​

Bowman has spent more than thirteen years working on studies that inform education programs and policies from early childcare through postsecondary education. Her work has included questionnaire development, design of sophisticated data collection systems to manage national data samples, management of multi-mode data collection operations, and training and supervision of telephone interviewers, data entry, and field staff.

Currently she serves as Associate Project Director for the Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of research doctorate graduates from U.S. universities, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and five other federal agencies. Previously, she served as the Household Questionnaire Task Leader for the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), sponsored by the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families. The NSECE conducted a national-level, mixed mode data collection effort in 2011-2012 in order to gather current information about the supply of and demand for child care across the country. She also worked on the National Longitudinal Study of No Child Left Behind, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, a two-round school-based study of districts, principals, teachers and parents evaluating the impact of the Federal legislation. 

Representative Projects

National Survey of Early Care and Education. The NSECE will gather information from multiple sources to provide rich data on the types of providers of early care and education, as well as the needs, constraints and preferences of families with children age 13 and under as they seek and use non-parental care for their children. More

Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is a federal agency survey conducted by NORC for the National Science Foundation and five other federal agencies (National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). More