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Ron Nakao

Ron Nakao is a senior librarian at Stanford with expertise in the areas of social science data, economics, and political science.

Nakao has represented Stanford at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for over 20 years and has taught in the ICPSR Summer Program on the delivery of data services as well as has led data bootcamps. In 2019, IPSCR honored Nakao with the 2019 William H. Flanigan Award for distinguished service and contributions. 

Nakao is also actively engaged with the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance and is a long-time member of the International Association for Social Science Information, Service, and Technology. He has previously served on the ICPSR Council and DDI Alliance Boards. Nakao earned his PhD in education, MA in economics, and bachelor's degrees in economics and chemical engineering at Stanford University.