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Georgetown Provost Honored by Sociology Group

Robert Groves

Georgetown Provost Robert Groves received the Paul F. Lazarsfeld award from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to methodology in sociology during his career.

August 13, 2013 – The American Sociological Association honored Georgetown Provost Robert Groves with the 2013 Paul F. Lazarsfeld award during the group’s annual meeting in New York on Aug. 10.

The award, which has been received by notable sociologists and statisticians, recognizes scholars who have made outstanding contributions to methodology in sociology during their career.

“I was humbled to see my name among these prominent recipients,” said Groves, who is also the Gerard Campbell Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. “The methodology in social science proves of increasing importance as we enter a world with more and more data.”

Groves, who also serves as a professor in the Department of Sociology, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine. He joined Georgetown last year after serving as the director of the US Census Bureau.

He is also an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, elected member of the International Statistical Institute and elected member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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