I began graduate studies at Berkeley in 1969 and received my Ph.D. in 1975. While at Berkeley I worked mostly at the Survey Research Center under the supervision of Charles Glock, becoming a Project Director for the 1973 Bay Area Survey on which my dissertation was based. In 1974 I became an instructor at the University of Arizona and was promoted to assistant professor the following year. In 1976 I moved to Princeton University as assistant professor and William Paterson Bicentennial Preceptor in sociology. I have remained at Princeton ever since.