Kate oversees research for federal organizations and agencies like the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and academic partners. She has seventeen years of experience managing questionnaire design, cognitive testing, interviewer training, participant recruitment, in-depth interviewing, data review, and data harmonization activities. Her recent methodological research focuses on monetary incentives and adaptive survey design. Kate also has sixteen years of experience conducting community-based, longitudinal research focused on child and family well-being.
Kate is currently Project Director of the 2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. For this study NORC expects to conduct more than 200,000 interviews across four waves for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and sixteen state wildlife agencies. She is also Assistant Project Director for the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The SCF data inform a wide variety of economic policy decisions across the government and research on the economic state of the American family.
Kate formerly served as Associate Project Director for the Making Connections Survey, a ten-year study of low-income communities funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Following survey data collection, Kate provided technical assistance and mentoring to external users of longitudinal datasets and coordinated research awards with three cohorts of longitudinal data users.
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
opens in new tab"Elusive Respondents: Target Interventions for Challenging Geographic 'Hot-Spots.'"
Journal Article | August 26, 2016
opens in new tab"Using Propensity Scores to Inform Respondent Incentive Escalation."
Journal Article | July 23, 2016
opens in new tab"The Presence of Non-Parent Adults and Economic Realities for Children in Low-Income Neighborhoods."
Working Paper | March 15, 2016
opens in new tab"Encouraging Early Participation in a Lengthy Survey that Collects Sensitive Personal Data: Do Large Monetary Incentives Make a Difference?"
Journal Article | July 26, 2015
opens in new tab"Identifying Doubled-Up Households Using Survey Data."
Journal Article | August 13, 2014
opens in new tab"Coming and Going: Effects of Change in Household Composition on the Economic Wellbeing of Families with Children."
Book | December 13, 2013
opens in new tab"Tracking Mobility at the Household Level."
Journal Article | January 18, 2012
opens in new tab"Data Quality in the Retrospective Reporting of Addresses."
Report | July 26, 2010