Sandy Eyster is a survey methodologist and a managing director at AIR. In this role, she oversees survey operations and provides statistical and methodological advice to internal and external clients regarding all aspects of survey design and development, data collection administration and management, data development, confidentiality and privacy, data analysis, training, and dissemination of large- and small-scale studies and data collections conducted by AIR. Joining AIR in 2000, she has led a number of education-related research projects, overseeing the management of nationally representative studies with a focus on sampling, weighting, imputation and data confidentiality.
Since 2008, Dr. Eyster has been chair of AIR’s Institutional Review Board, and has been responsible for ensuring compliance with AIR’s FederalWide Assurance and all applicable regulations regarding protecting the rights of human participants in research, as well as other regulatory requirements, such as compliance with FERPA and HIPAA regulations.
Prior to joining AIR, she was a survey statistician for the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ National Crime Victimization Survey; provided statistical consulting to organizations, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and managed staff, projects and clients at a survey research telephone center.