Nora Cate Schaeffer
Nora Cate Schaeffer is an American sociologist and survey statistician. She is Sewell Bascom Professor of Sociology and director of the Survey Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and president-elect of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
Education and career
Schaeffer graduated in 1971 from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. She earned a master's degree in urban studies from the University of Chicago in 1974, with a master's thesis on Islam and the City: A Research Ideology Reassessed supervised by geographer Paul Wheatley. She returned to the University of Chicago for doctoral studies, completing a Ph.D. in sociology there in 1984. Her dissertation, Distress in Major Adult Roles and Depression among White Men and Women, was supervised by Edward O. Laumann.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Schaeffer worked at the National Opinion Research Center and the Center for Policy Research. After completing her doctorate, she joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an assistant professor in 1984. She became director of the Survey Center in 2003 and Sewell Bascom Professor in 2008.
- Curriculum vitae (PDF), University of Wisconsin–Madison, April 16, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-07
- AAPOR Elects 2018–19 Council, American Association for Public Opinion Research, April 17, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-07
- Fellows of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2018-10-07
- MAPOR Fellows, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, retrieved 2018-10-07