Students

Students

Chris Antoun

Christopher Antoun holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan (in Survey Methodology). He first became interested in surveys after developing a rice farming questionnaire for his community while serving in the Peace Corps in Thailand. For two years, while he completed his Master’s degree, he worked at Survey Research Operations at the Survey Research Center. His research focuses on the application of mobile devices to the survey process.  Personal webpage.

 

Maura Bardos (mebard@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in government and mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Most recently Maura worked as a Research Analyst for Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC.  Maura will be pursuing the statistical emphasis of the program.

Will Chan (willchan@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently Will worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research here in Ann Arbor. Currently he is working with the Graham Institute on the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP).Will plans to pursue the statistical emphasis of the program.

Kristen Cibelli received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Following her B.A. degree, she worked in the area of international human rights. She assisted advocates in the collection, management and analysis of data about human rights abuses in countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Thailand (for Burma). She returned to graduate school earning her Masters of Science degree from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Kristen is currently a first year PhD student at the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology and serves as a Graduate Student Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Operations. Her research interests include cross-cultural survey research, the effect of privacy and confidentiality concerns and social desirability on measurement quality, and the application of survey methods in challenging contexts such as post conflict or post disaster and in low development countries.

Jennifer Durow (jendurow@umich.edu) received her Bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently Jennifer worked as a Purchasing Intern at Autoneum North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Ms. Durow will pursue the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

 

Piotr Dworak (dworak@umich.edu) Mr. Dworak received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Arizona. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.  Piotr is currently working as a Survey Specialist Senior at the University of Michigan.  Mr. Dworak will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

 

Saram Han (saramhan@umich.edu) Mr. Han received his Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from South Korea.   Saram will pursue the marketing research emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Mengyao Hu (maggiehl@umich.edu) Ms. Hu recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Mengyao worked as a research assistant within Survey Research Operations in the Survey Research Center. As a PhD student, Mengyao will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Brian Hunscher (bhunsch@umich.edu) Mr. Hunscher received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.  Most recently Brian worked as a Graduate Assistant at Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti.  Brian will be studying the statistical emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Nicole Kirgis

Nicole Kirgis holds a bachelor's degree in social relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and comes to the M.S. program with more than 18 years of experience in survey research. Currently she is a Survey Director in Survey Research Operations at the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center, where she manages data collection on the National Survey of Family Growth and provides consultation on data collection operations to international researchers.

Rachel LeClere (rleclere@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Most recently she worked as a Survey Specialist at NORC at the University of Chicago.   Rachel will pursue the public opinion aspect of the program.

ShinJung Julia Lee

ShinJung Julia Lee comes to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology from the biostatistics unit of the Cancer Center at the University of Michigan Health System, where her responsibilities have included design of data collection instruments and statistical analysis. She has earned degrees from the China Medical College (Taiwan), and from the University of California at Los Angeles. She will have a statistical emphasis in the program.

Mingnan Liu received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese and Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology from Peking University in Beijing, China.  He then went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Sociology at Purdue University. Mingnan has been a teaching assistant in the Sociology department at Purdue University. As a PhD student in the program, he will focus on the social science aspects of survey methodology.

Yimeng Ma (yimengma@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Eastern New Mexico University and China Youth University for Political Science.  Most recently she completed an internship as a English teacher at Lazuardi Cordova Global Islamic School, Indonesia.  Yimeng will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Ryan McCammon (mccammon@umich.edu) Mr. McCammon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  He is currently working as a Research Analyst at the University of Michigan in the department of Internal Medicine.  Ryan will pursue the social science of Survey Methodology.

Alex McMillan (ajmx@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Alex most recently worked as a Research Assistant at the American Institute for Research in Washington, DC.  Alex will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Colleen McClain (camcclai@umich.edu) Ms. McClain received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan.  Most recently Colleen worked as a Survey Manager for Survey Sciences Group, LLC.  Colleen will pursue the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

 

Edmundo Melipillan (robmeli@umich.edu) recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  As a PhD student, Edmundo will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

 

 

Felicitas Mittereder (fmitter@umich.edu) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Felicitas also earned her Master’s degree in Statistics at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Most recently Felicitas worked as a Research Associate at the Institute Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany.  As a PhD student, Felicitas will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

Raphael Nishimura comes to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology after graduating in Statistics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He worked for four years as a survey statistician in Ipsos Public Affairs, a private social research company. Raphael also attended the 2008 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques as a student in the Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians. As a PhD student, he will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Stacy Pancratz (slpanc@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences at Northwestern University.  Stacy most recently worked as a Project Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action in Mulanje, Malawi.  Stacy will pursue the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Ji Qi (qiji@umich.edu) Mr. Qi received his Bachelor of Management Degree in Public Administration from Renmin University of China.  During his first year as a master student, Ji worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education.  Most recently, Ji worked as a summer intern at Nielsen, in the Statistical Methods - Audience Model Team.  Ji will pursue the statistical emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Martha Rozsi (rozsim@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at Grand Valley State University.  Martha is currently working as a Statistician at WESTAT in Maryland.  Martha will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

Michael Sadowsky (micsadow@umich.edu) Mr. Sadowsky received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oberlin College.  Most recently Michael worked as an intern at WESTAT.  Michael will pursue the public opinion aspect of the program.

Sharan Sharma (snsharma@umich.edu) Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing – both from University of Mumbai.  Sharan also earned his Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan.  He holds the position of Senior Vice President at TAM India, a Nielsen-Kantar company which is the television and radio ratings provider for India.  Apart from research, Sharan has also held positions in sales and business development in his career in the Indian media industry.  As a PhD student, Sharan will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Yi Wang (levanawy@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Most recently, Yi worked as an intern for the Hubei Province Bureau of Statistics in Wuhan, China.  Yi will pursue the social science emphasis of the Program in Survey Methodology.

Zhe Wang (wzhe@umich.edu) Mr. Wang received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Renmin University of China.  Most recently Zhe worked as a Data Analyst for the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Technology.  Mr. Wang will pursue the social science emphasis of the Program in Survey Methodology.

Emma White (emlwhite@umich.edu) owns Emma White Research LLC in Ann Arbor and is a senior consultant at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Emma will pursue the social science emphasis of the program.

 

 

Huiying (Yanna) Yan (yanhuier@umich.edu) Ms. Yan recently graduated with her Masters degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Yanna worked as an intern in Survey Methods Group at Westat in Rockville, Maryland.  As a PhD student,  Yanna will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Brian Wells (bmwells@umich.edu) Mr. Wells holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Brigham Young University and a Master's degree in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has worked with surveys for both federal and state government agencies as well as for-profit survey organizations. His primary interest revolves around unit and item nonresponse in surveys. As a PhD student, Brian will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Andrew Zack (andyzack@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Wesleyan University in 2009.  Since then, he has worked for Habitat for Humanity, interned at the White House, worked on several political campaigns and worked as an Analyst at EMC Research, a Democratic polling firm.  Outside of school, he works as a Data Scientist at ShareProgress and daydreams about living on a llama farm.  Andy will be studying the statistical emphasis of Survey Methodology.