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Frauke Kreuter Ph.D.

Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D.



Joint Program in Survey Methodology
1218Q LeFrak Hall
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-0935


  1. 1997-2001 Dr. rer. soc. (Ph.D.) (summa cum laude) at the University of Konstanz. Thesis: Methodische Aspekte und Probleme der Messung von Kriminalitätsfurcht (engl. `Fear of Crime': Measurement and methodological problems); Dissertation chair: Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell, committee member: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Heinz, Prof. Dr. Jens Alber.
  2. 1997 German Science Foundation (DFG) Fellow: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research; SRC Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques.
  3. 1990-1996 Bachelor & Masters in Sociology (Major in Methods for Empirical Social Science Research; Minor in Political Economics, Social Psychology and Philosophy of Science). Thesis: Drop-outs - Analyse des Studierverhaltens der Studierenden der Sozialwissenschaften an der.


Frauke Kreuter is Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, USA; Professor of Statistics and Methodology at the University of Mannheim; and head of the Statistical Methods Research Department at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nürnberg, Germany. She received her Master in Sociology from the University of Mannheim, Germany, and her PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Konstanz. Before joining the University of Maryland she held a postdoc at the UCLA Statistics Department. Her research focuses on sampling and measurement errors in complex surveys. In her work at JPSM she maintains strong ties to the Federal Statistical System, and served in advisor roles for the National Center for Educational Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.