Dr. John L. Eltinge has been appointed as the new Assistant Director for Research and Methodology. John previously served as the Associate Commissioner for Survey Methods Research at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (since 2004). His appointment became effective December 11, 2016.
John has previously worked as Senior Mathematical Statistician at the BLS and associate professor with tenure in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University, where he supervised numerous doctoral and masters’ students. He is a member of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology; a fellow of the American Statistical Association; an associate editor for the Journal of Official Statistics and for the Survey Methodology Journal; the co-chair of the advisory board for Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology; and a member of the Committee on Fellows of the American Statistical Association. He previously served as the President of the Washington Statistical Society; the overall program chair for the 2003 Joint Statistical Meetings; and an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and for The American Statistician.