During Karen Cook's sabbatical 2019-20, Matt Snipp will be acting director of IRiSS
Stanford IRiSS Director Karen Cook will take a sabbatical for the 2019-20 academic year - her first in her 21 years at Stanford. In her absence, IRiSS Deputy Director Matt Snipp will step up as acting director for upcoming year. Matt has served as the director of the IRiSS Secure Data Center since its founding. Given his high-level ties to the U.S. Census Bureau, he was well positioned to bring the Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Stanford in 2009, and guide its development ever since.
C. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences in the department of Sociology. He is a past director of the Stanford Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, and an on-going research team lead for our Center on Poverty and Inequality. Matt has published three books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deals with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education.
Also effective in the new academic year, Matt will assume a new, on-going position as Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity.