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The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology faculty are top scholars in their fields. All are actively conducting research across the full range of methodological problems and issues in the field. Program faculty are drawn from the research staff at the Institute for Social Research and from affiliated departments on campus, including Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Biostatistics, and Communication Studies. The faculty employs graduate students as research assistants on funded research projects, providing opportunities for students to integrate education and experience during a program of study.

The University of Michigan is also renowned for the interdisciplinary nature of its research and teaching. Survey methodology as a discipline inherently draws on principles, concepts, and findings from several foundation fields. The faculty work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries seamlessly. The study of survey methodology at Michigan engages students in learning across disciplines as a fundamental feature of its program.

Regular Faculty

Frederick Conrad, Research Professor, ISR and JPSM, University of Maryland

Mick P. Couper, Research Professor, ISR and JPSM, University of Maryland

Michael Elliott, Research Associate Professor, ISR; Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Steve G. Heeringa, Research Scientist, ISR; Director of the Summer Institute and Statistical and Design Group, ISR

Florian Keusch, Research Fellow, Survey Methodology, ISR

Sunghee Lee, Assistant Research Scientist, ISR

James M. Lepkowski, Research Professor and Director of the Program in Survey Methodology, ISR; Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Research Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland

Roderick Little, Research Professor, ISR; Richard Remington Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Professor of Statistics, LS&A

Trivellore Raghunathan, Research Professor, ISR; Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Research Professor, JPSM

Michael W. Traugott, Research Professor, ISR; Professor of Communication Studies, LS&A; Adjunct Professor of Political Science, LS&A

Richard Valliant, Research Professor, ISR, JPSM

James Wagner, Assistant Research Scientist, ISR

Brady West, Research Assistant Professor, ISR; Statistical Consultant, Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR)

Ting Yan, Research Assistant Professor, ISR

Associated Faculty

From the University of Maryland

  • Katharine Abraham, Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM)
  • Michael Brick, Research Professor, JPSM
  • David Cantor, Research Associate Professor, JPSM
  • Robert Croninger, Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
  • Robert Fay, Research Professor, JPSM
  • Frauke Kreuter, Associate Professor, JPSM
  • Partha Lahiri, Professor, JPSM
  • Yan Li, Associate Professor, JPSM
  • Carla Maffeo, Research Assistant Professor, JPSM; Vice President, Westat
  • Stanley Presser, Professor of Sociology
  • Keith Rust, Research Professor, JPSM