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curriculum vitae
 
Jeanne Gobalet, Ph.D.

Vice President and Principal, Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc., since 1992

Social Sciences Instructor, Institutional Researcher, and Accreditation Steering Committee Chair, San Jose City College, 1967-99

Evaluation Team Member, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 1993-97

Guest Lecturer, Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 1996 and 2001

Education and Honors

Ph.D.     Sociology, Stanford University, 1982

                         Specialties:  Demography and Social Stratification

M.A.        Sociology, Stanford University

M.A.        Education, Stanford University

A.B.        Sociology and History (Majors) and Geography (Minor)

                          Stanford University.  With Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa

Postdoctoral Fellow, Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 1982-83


Selected Publications

“Who Must Elect by District in California? A Demographer’s Perspective on Methods for Assessing Racially Polarized Voting,” with Shelley Lapkoff. Emerging Techniques in Applied Demography, Nazrul Hoque and Lloyd Potter (editors), Springer (in press).

“State and Local Government Demography,” in Encyclopedia of Population, Macmillan Reference USA, 2003.

“Lead Hot Zones and Childhood Lead Poisoning Cases, Santa Clara County, California, 1995,” with Su-Lin Wilkinson, Marcia Majoros, Bernie Zebrowski, and Guadalupe S. Olivas. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 1999.

“Demographic Data and Geographic Information Systems for Decision-Making: The Case of Public Health,” with Richard K. Thomas. Population Research and Policy Review, 1996.

“Using Sociological Tools in a Legal Context,” Journal of Applied Sociology, 1995.

"Changing from At Large to District Election of Trustees in Two California Community College Districts: A Study of Contrasts," with Shelley Lapkoff. Applied Demography, Fall 1991.

World Mortality Trends Since 1870. New York, New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1989.
 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

“Who Attends Private Schools? Enrollment rates by ethnicity in California,” with Magali Barbieri and Shelley Lapkoff, 2014 Applied Demography Conference.

“Reasons to measure gross grade progressions when forecasting school enrollments," 2013 Southern Demographic Association annual meeting.

“The Effects of Charter Enrollments on Public School Enrollments: A Case Study,” with Shelley Lapkoff; Presentation at the Southern Demographic Association meetings, 2012.

“Do Political Candidates Win and Lose Races because of Race Alone? When Is Voting Polarized Because of Racial Differences, and When Do Other Factors Explain the Patterns?” with Shelley Lapkoff; Presentation at the Southern Demographic Association meetings, 2012.

“Using American Community Survey Citizenship Estimates in Political Redistricting,” invited panelist, Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey, National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, June 14-15, 2012.

“How much is enough and how much is too much?  Measuring Hispanic political strength for redistricting purposes," with Shelley Lapkoff, 2012 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

“Who Must Elect by District?  Methods for Assessing Racially Polarized Voting,” 2012 Applied Demography Conference, San Antonio, TX.

"An Alternative K-12 Enrollment Forecast Method for Older Neighborhoods," with Shelley Lapkoff, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 2009.

“What U.S. Census Data Tell Us About The Number of Children Per Housing Unit,” 2009 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

Organizer and Chair, School Demography Session, 2007-2011 Population Association of America Annual Meetings.

Panel Member, "Order in the Court:  Demographers as Expert Witnesses in Legal Proceedings,” 2008 Population Association of American Annual Meeting.

“Did Changing the Election Method Make a Difference?” 2003 Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting.

Panel Organizer, “Applications of GIS and Spatially-Referenced Data,” 2000 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

“Forecast of Emeritus Faculty/Staff Households on a University Campus,” with Shelley Lapkoff, 2000 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

Panel Organizer and Presenter, “Spatially Referenced Data,” 1999 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

Demographics & Public Health, GIS in Public Health 3rd National Conference, 1998.

“Targeting At-Risk Children and Adolescents for Decision Makers,” 1996 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

“GIS and Demography,” Discussant, 1996 Population Association of American Annual Meeting.

"Small Area Demographic Analysis with GIS,” 1994 International Conference on Applied Demography.

"What Demographers Need to Know about GIS,” 1994 International Conference on Applied Demography.

"Spatial Analysis in Sociology Using Geographic Information System Software,” 1994 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

"Exploring the Spatial Element in School District Demography Using GIS Software,” 1994 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

"Use of Neighborhood Life Cycles for Improving Small Area Population Forecasts,” with Shelley Lapkoff, 1994 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

"Geographic Information Systems: Evolving Technologies and Challenges for Demography" panelist, 1994 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

"Demographics and GIS Applications in Health Care" workshop presenter, 1994 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

"Using Geographic Information Systems in Applied Sociology" workshop presenter, 1994 Society for Applied Sociology Annual Meeting.

"Geographic Information Systems and the Sociologist" didactic seminar presenter, 1993 Society for Applied Sociology Annual Meeting.

"Use of GIS in Political Redistricting,” 1993 Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

"Voting Rights Act Issues in Political Redistricting," with Shelley Lapkoff, 1993 Population Association of America Annual Meeting

"Use of a GIS for Local Area Analysis: Santa Clara County, California, Community College Enrollment Patterns,” International Conference on Applied Demography, Bowling Green University, 1992.

"Redistricting Dilemmas for the Demographer," 1992 Population Association of America Meeting.

"Enrollment Patterns in the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, 1986-1991,” 1992 California Community College League Annual Research Conference.

 

 

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