Ted Gerber is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley. Gerber's research examines socio-economic stratification, demographic processes, education, labor markets, public opinion, and social change in contemporary Russia and other former Soviet republics. He has authored or co-authored 47 published articles, which have appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Sociology of Education, other scholarly journals, and several edited volumes. He has implemented 25 large-sample surveys in the region, and also conducted numerous focus group and interview-based studies. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Education, and the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research.