RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Craig A. Hill, Ph.D., unit vice president for Survey, Computing, and Statistical Sciences at RTI International, has been elected as an officer in the social statistics section of the American Statistical Association.
The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a leading professional association for statistics consisting of academia, government and industry leaders from more than 90 countries. ASA supports the development, application and dissemination of statistical science through publications, meetings, education and advocacy.
The social statistics section aims to advance social statistics research to inform public policy and improve human welfare. As program chair, Hill will be responsible for coordinating a series of panels and presentations about the uses of statistics in the social policy sphere for annual Joint Statistical Meetings.
Hill is an expert in survey research with more than 30 years of experience. He has directed survey research projects for a variety of federal, academic and commercial clients.
During the course of his career, he has published and presented more than 50 papers related to survey methods, including topics such as hospital ranking methodology, interviewer fraud and new technology for surveys.
He holds a doctorate degree and master's degree in political science from the University of New Orleans, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.