Lance directs research projects and coordinates the activities of research assistants, analysts and other staff. He conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis; contributes to questionnaire content and design, designs research studies in collaboration with other staff, drafts and manages contract proposals and grant applications. He actively works with other departments and NORC staff to research new ways to analyze and visualize education data.
Lance has more than 30 years of experience in the survey research field. Starting in 1997, Lance has served in various capacities on two federally sponsored studies: the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR), a biennial longitudinal study of career paths of doctorates in science, engineering and health, and the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. On these projects, Lance has taken a leading role in constructing and editing research databases from data collection instruments in multiple modes, working with members of the broader research community to provide customized analyses, and producing analytical data products such as reports and data tables. Working with diverse teams of researchers, Lance has contributed his expertise to many facets of the survey process, including sampling and imputation, questionnaire design and analysis, data collection, and data analytics dashboard design. In addition to using these skills on higher education studies, Lance has also contributed to other key NORC projects such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Component 2 EEO-1 Compensation Data Collection and the National Study of Early Career and Education.
opens in new tab"Strengthening the STEM Pipeline, Part II: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges in Preparing Underrepresented Students in STEM."
Report | June 10, 2019
Report | May 9, 2019
opens in new tab"Number of Women with U.S. Doctorates in Science, Engineering, or Health Employed in the United States More Than Doubles since 1997."
Report | February 14, 2019
opens in new tab"Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained below the National Average in 2013."
Journal Article | December 8, 2014
opens in new tab"Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained below the National Average."
Journal Article | April 18, 2014
Journal Article | January 15, 2013
opens in new tab"Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained below the National Average in 2008."
Journal Article | October 12, 2011
Report | July 26, 2011