C. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He is also the Director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science's Secure Data Center and formerly directed Stanford's Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). Before moving to Stanford in 1996, he was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has been a Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Professor Snipp has published three books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deal with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education. For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau's Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee. He has also been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census, and three National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses. He also has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics and an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research's Council. He is currently serving on the National Institute of Child Health and Development's Population Science Subcommittee. Snipp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.