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KSDC Staff

 


Dr. Matthew H. Ruther   | Brief Biography | Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | Phone: (502) 852-8151
Director      

Matt is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville and the Director of the Kentucky State Data Center. He received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, and was previously employed as a Research Associate in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on small area population estimation, the geographic distribution and temporal analysis of population, and the incorporation of spatial methodologies into the study of social and demographic processes.


Tom Sawyer     | Brief Biography
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Population Research      

Tom is KSDC’s Statistical Analysis System (SAS) expert. Using SAS and other statistical tools (most importantly his “between-the-ears-computer”), he assists Michael in the production of population projections for every Census tract in Kentucky. Tom is also a geocoder - he takes data like street addresses or zip codes and formulates distinct geographic areas like Census blocks. Finally, Tom serves as the liaison to the Census Bureau for population research for Kentucky. 


Sarah Ehresman    | Brief Biography  
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Research Manager      

Sarah Ehresman receives all of the data requests made through the KSDC website where she is known for her prompt and accurate service. Sarah is skilled in Geographic Information Systems and regularly contributes the use of GIS to research projects through spatial analysis and cartography. She brings additional expertise in economic modeling and public health statistics.