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Geraldine M. MooneyGeraldine M. Mooney
Senior Fellow Emeritus

Geraldine Mooney is an expert in survey methodology and has directed many complex surveys in postsecondary education, among college faculty and other professional populations. She has also designed and directed large establishment surveys. Clients include federal agencies, private organizations, and foundations, such as the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Educational Testing Service, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Mooney's most recent experience includes directing the National Science Foundation's 2008 and 2010 National Survey of Recent College Graduates and the National Research Council's Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs. The first study collects information on the post-graduation employment characteristics of recent recipients of bachelor's and master's degrees in science, engineering, and health. The second study, which happens about every 10 years, is used to develop comparative ratings of doctoral programs in similar fields.

Mooney, who has been with Mathematica since 1989, publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and has made numerous presentations at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the Joint Statistical Meetings. She has served in AAPOR leadership positions, as a panel participant for Best Practices in Contracting for Statistical Surveys, and as reviewer for Public Opinion Quarterly. She has a Ph.D. in social policy from the University of Chicago.

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  • Areas of Expertise
  • Key Projects
  • Professional Activities
  • Publications
  • Survey methodology
  • Large establishment surveys
  • Postsecondary education surveys
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress Expert Panel, Texas College Freshman Study, 2010
  • Education Committee Chair, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2003-2006
  • Board of Directors, Mathematica Policy Research

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