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Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: Summary Report 2007-08




The conduct of the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), the maintenance of the SED, and resulting publications are funded jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Education (USED), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These federal agencies gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance of graduate deans and their staff, registrars, dissertation officers, and other administrators who participate in the SED effort and contribute to its success. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the new research doctorate recipients who completed the 2008 survey.

Representatives from the six sponsoring agencies provided constructive reviews of the survey design and analysis. Jennifer Sutton (NIH), Nancy Borkow (USED), Frank Shaw (NEH), Greg Smith (USDA), Mabel Matthews (NASA) and Mark Fiegener, SED Project Manager (NSF, Division of Science Resources Statistics), who also oversaw the preparation of this report. Nancy Leach, Mary Frase, and Stephen Cohen at NSF/SRS provided additional review and comment. Reviewers Nathan Bell (Council of Graduate Schools), Ralph Ferguson (Texas Tech University), and Suzanne Ortega (University of New Mexico) provided valuable comments.

Staff at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) conduct survey operations for the SED and prepared this report. NORC staff who have played a valuable role in the SED are Syed Ahsan, Mireya Dominguez, Brianna Groenhout, Tom Hoffer, Lino Jimenez, Sharnia Lashley, Mary Ann Latter, Lindsay Virost, Kristy Webber, Vincent Welch Jr., and Mary Hess.

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: Summary Report 2007-08
Special Report | NSF 10-309 | December 2009