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CPO Faculty & Fellows

Meet Our Directors

  • John Cluverius
    Associate Director, Center for Public Opinion

    John Cluverius is a former political operative and expert in public opinion, interest groups, political communication and campaigns and elections at the national and state levels.

  • Joshua Dyck
    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Morgan Marietta
    Associate Professor, Political Science

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

  • 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), Miko Wilford (Public versus professional knowledge and opinions of plea-bargaining: Implications for reform, 2017)
  • Public Health: Leland Ackerson (Diabetes and Health Policy, 2013)