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Meet Our Directors

  • John Cluverius
    Associate Director, Center for Public Opinion

    John Cluverius is associate director for the Center for Public Opinion for academic year 2018-2019.

  • Frank Talty
    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

    Frank Talty, whose experience spans law, politics and Irish history, is a popular source during election season.

  • Joshua Dyck
    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

    Joshua Dyck is an expert in political and public-opinion polling, elections and campaigns, and national and state politics.

Meet Our Fellows

  • Kimberly R. Kras
    Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

    Kimberly R. Kras is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. Her research interests include corrections and re-entry, life course criminology and mixed methods.

  • Mona Kleinberg
    Assistant Professor, Political Science

    Mona Kleinberg is an assistant professor of Political Science. Her research interests include internet use and political knowledge, participation, and voting behavior.

  • Jenifer Whitten-Woodring
    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Jenifer Whitten-Woodring is an associate professor of Political Science. Her research focuses on the causes and effects of media freedom and the role of media.

  • Andrew Harris
    Criminal Justice & Criminology

    Andrew Harris has been quoted on the topic of "sexting" in the New York Times, Boston Globe and several other media outlets.

  • Morgan Marietta
    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Morgan Marietta teaches American politics and political psychology and he is an author.

  • Kelly M. Socia
    Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

    Kelly M. Socia's research interests include offender re-entry, recidivism and environmental criminology, among many other topics.

  • Jason Rydberg
    Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

    Jason Rydberg is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. His research interests include sex offenders and offenses, community supervision and program evaluation.

Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated faculty have participated in the Center for Public Opinion’s yearly Faculty Poll that allows faculty to pursue public opinion research projects on a national omnibus survey. See all the research published by center leadership, fellows and affiliated faculty
  • Art and Design: Caitlin Foley (Debt Positive 2016), Misha Rabinovich (Debt Positive 2016)
  • Center for Community Research & Engagement: Robin Toof (Public Opinion and Drinking Water Quality Awareness, 2018)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Onur Apul (Public Opinion and Drinking Water Quality Awareness, 2018)
  • Criminal Justice:  James Byrne (Criminal Thinking in the General Population, 2017), Melissa Morabito (Examining Police Community Relationships, 2016)
  • Economics: David Kingsley (Experiments in the Theory of Justice, 2014) 
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Michael Ciuchta (Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Intentions, 2017) 
  • Political Science: Jeff Gerson (Concussions and Sports, 2016)  
  • Psychology:Doreen Arcus (Beliefs about Autism, 2016), Jill Portnoy (Successful Psychopathy in the United States, 2018), Jana Sladkova (Public Opinion on Immigration, 2015), Yana Weinstein (Neuromyths and Effective Study Strategies, 2016), Miko Wilford (Public versus professional knowledge and opinions of plea-bargaining: Implications for reform, 2017)
  • Public Health: Leland Ackerson (Diabetes and Health Policy, 2013)