Swanson, David A
Professor of Sociology
- College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Dr. Swanson’s research focuses on applied demography, especially small area population estimation and population forecasting. He serves as a member of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee for Professional Associations, and chairs the sub-committee representing the Population Association of America. His current research focuses on evaluating the methods used to estimate the foreign-born population in the United States and assessing the functionality and usability of products from the American Community Survey. He also With Stan Smith and Jeff Tayman, he wrote State and Local Population Projections: Methodology and Analysis (2001) and with Jay Siegel, edited The Methods and Materials of Demography 2nd Edition (2004). Swanson was the Principal Investigator of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation to assess the demographic and social impacts of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
University of Mississippi
- BSc Sociology 1972
- Western Washington State College
- MA Sociology 1976
- University of Hawai'i
- PhD Sociology 1985
- University of Hawai'i
RAND "Research Summer" Scholarship (2004)
Fulbright "German Studies Seminar" Award (2003)
E. Walter Terrie Award for best paper in applied demography, Southern Demographic Association (1999, with C. Barr and J. Tayman)
Task Achievement Program Award, U.S. Department of Energy, Yucca Mountain Project (1998)
Murdock, Steve and David A. Swanson (Eds.) forthcoming in 2008)). Applied Demography in the 21st Century. Springer B.V. Press. Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
David A. Swanson. (forthcoming in 2008). “Applied Demography in Action: A Case Study of “Population Identification.” Canadian Studies in Population.
David A. Swanson, Richard Forgette, Bryan Dettrey, and Mark Van Boening. (forthcoming in 2008) “Before, Now, and After: Assessing Hurricane Katrina Relief .” Population Research and Policy Review
Tammy Henderson, Maria Sirois, Angela Chia-Chen Chen, Christopher Airriess, David Banks, and David A. Swanson. (forthcoming in 2008) ”After a Disaster: Lessons in Survey Methodology from Hurricane Katrina.” Population Research and Policy Review.
Charles D. Coleman and David A. Swanson (forthcoming in 2008). “On MAPE-R as a Measure of Cross-Sectional Estimation and Forecast Accuracy.” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement.
Stefan Schulenberg, Kirsten Dellinger, David A. Swanson, Richard Forgette, and Mark Van Boening. (forthcoming in 2008). “Psychologists and Hurricane Katrina: Natural Disaster Response through Training, Public Education, and Research.” Teaching and Education in Professional Psychology.
Gabriel Wrobel, Marie Danforth, Carl Armstrong, and David A. Swanson. (forthcoming in 2008). " A Model Growth Curve for Juvenile Age Estimation using Diaphyseal Long Bone Lengths among Ancient Maya Populations." Latin American Antiquity.
David A. Swanson, Richard Forgette, Mark Van Boening, Clifford Holley, and Ann Marie Kinnell. 2007 “Assessing Katrina’s Demographic and Social Impacts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 52(4): 228-242.
William Chappell, Richard Forgette, David A. Swanson, and Mark Van Boening. 2007 “Determinants of Government Aid to Katrina Survivors: Evidence from Survey Data.” Southern Economic Journal 74(2): 344-362
Charles G. Renfro and David A. Swanson. 2007 “The United States Census at the Dawn of the 21st Century.” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement 31(3-4): 139-149.
Paula Walashek and David A. Swanson. 2007 “The Roots of Conflict over U.S. Census Counts in the Late 20th Century and Prospects for the 21st Century.” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement 31 (3-4): 185-205.
Samia El-Bardy and David A. Swanson. 2007 “Providing Census Tabulations to Government Security Agencies in the United States: The Case of Arab-Americans.” Government Information Quarterly 24(2): 470-487.