Susan Weber is the Senior Research Specialist and SAS programmer for the visualization project funded by Social Explorer and the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology through the Office of Applied Social Research.
She works on projects such as analyses and data preparation for use by the New York Times. She has been with the Office of Applied Social Research in Queens College since 1994. She received her BA from SUNY-Old Westbury and her MA in Sociology from Queens College. She is the co-author of "Shifting Patterns of Spatial Inequality: Race and Class in the Developing New York and Los Angeles Metropolises: 1940 to 2000" in New York and Los Angeles in the New Millennium, edited by David Halle, and published by the University of Chicago Press.
She processes large datasets, manages all the statistical programming, and is responsible for project scheduling, budgets, staff and client relations. Her primary responsibilities include providing customized census profiles to New York Times reporters, including analyses that appear in the New York Times Real Estate section of "If You're Thinking of Living In." Selected analyses that she has done have resulted in publication as follows:
- Population and racial change in NYC 1900-2010
- Immigrants in the City and Suburbs
- Census undercount for NYC census tracts
- Consumer habits by race (New York Times Magazine)
- Foreign born in NYC
- Harlem revitalization
- Young professionals and Manhattan co-ops
- Russian emigrants in NYC neighborhoods
- Asian increase in NYC population ranks
- NY-NJ-CT Metro area 2000 Income
- Various GIS mapping and neighborhood tract identification
Susan is a native of Long Island, New York, and knows the metropolitan area intimately. She lives on the southern shore of the island, close to her favorite place, the beach.