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Daniel Kasprzyk

Pronouns: He/Him

Dan is a nationally recognized expert in the design and conduct of large-scale sample surveys.

Daniel is a senior fellow at NORC who consults on issues of survey design and survey methods. He has managed and carried out methodological research on federal survey programs and is particularly interested in nonsampling error issues in surveys. He has also managed sample surveys at several federal statistical agencies.

Before his appointment as Senior Fellow, he was the NORC Director of the Center for Excellence in Survey Research. He has considerable experience in sample surveys on education related topics. Before his appointment at NORC, he was the director of statistical services at Mathematica Policy Research. He has over 30 years of experience managing large-scale sample surveys onmany topics. Including holding various positions on the staff of the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

Before his private sector positions, he was program director of the elementary and secondary sample survey studies program at the National Ceneter for Education Statistics, where he was responsiblefor the Schools and Staffing Survey System. He was a member of the OECD committee that developed and reported school and teacher data for national comparisons. He served as the U.S. Department of Education’s liaison to the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Estimates of Poverty for Small Geographic Areas. He served for 20 years on the Office of Management and Budget’s Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology.



The George Washington University


Michigan State University


Wayne State University

Appointments & Affiliations

Founders Award Committee

American Statistical Association

Chair, Panel on Transparency and Reproducibility of Federal Statistics for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

National Academy of Sciences

Member, Panel to Review and Evaluate the 2014 SIPP Content and DESIGN

National Academy of Sciences

Member, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities

National Academy of Sciences

Member, Panel to Review the Children’s Study Research Plan

National Academy of Sciences

Chair, Advisory Board for the Department of Statistics

George Mason University

Member, External Advisory Committee

University of Michigan, Survey Research Center

Member, Board of Overseers for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

National Science Foundation

Member, External Advisory Committee for the Census of Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Office of Management and Budget, Subcommittee on Measuring and Reporting Data Quality in Federal Data Collection Programs

Member, Morris Hansen Memorial Lecture Committee

Washington Statistical Society

Associate Editor for Survey Methodology

Statistics Canada

Associate Editor for Journal of Official Statistics

Statistics Sweden

Honors & Awards

Founders Award | 2019

American Statistical Association

Fellow | 1990

American Statistical Association

Elected Member | 1991

International Statistical Institute

Bronze Medal | 1989

U.S. Census Bureau

Project Contributions