Fritz Scheuren

​Fritz Scheuren is a Senior Fellow and Vice President at NORC in the Center for Excellence in Survey Research. Scheuren has an unparalleled record of work on complex substantive tasks related to sampling and to the analysis of data from government agencies and private sector institutions. Notable work at NORC includes a landmark project resolving issues with Indian Trust Fund accounts at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) as well as work with the Federal Reserve, particularly the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) and at the Census Bureau. Scheuren is currently leading impact evaluations of MCC-funded programs in Georgia and Lesotho, and formerly advised MCC on impact evaluations in Armenia and Vanuatu. He brings a proven ability to solve hard, non-standard problems and the theoretical background to back these solutions up with sound statistical arguments.   

Prior to joining NORC, Scheuren held several positions as the senior statistical officer for a range of public and private sector organizations, including with the Statistical Sampling Economics Group, Ernst & Young, LLP, where he was a Principal, the Statistics of Income Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service where he was its long-serving Director; and as Chief Mathematical Statistician at the Social Security Administration. Scheuren also serves on the Statistics Faculty at The George Washington University (GWU), where he had been a Visiting Professor of Statistics. At GWU, he created a successful survey sampling certificate program at which he still teaches. Most of his over 450 applied and theoretical papers, presentations, monographs, and books are on sampling aspects of data collection primarily in a survey context, with an emphasis on sample design and estimation, process quality, and the handling of missing data. He has written over a half dozen books. 

Scheuren served as the 100th President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)  and chaired the ASA Sections on Survey Research Methods and, later, the Social Statistics Section. He has been their Scientific Secretary at the International Association of Survey Statisticians. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the America Society for the Advancement of Science.