Previously Associated People 

Catherine Allen-West, Communications Specialist

Catherine Allen-West was the Communications Manager at the Center for Political Studies from 2016-2018. Previously, she worked at the National Academy of Sciences and the Association for Psychological Science and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

 

Sleheddine Ben Frej, Carnegie Visiting Scholar

 

Jacob Bowers, Faculty Associate

Jacob Bowers was an Adjunct Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2002-2013.

 

 

Michael Bradley, Research Technician

Michael Bradley served as Research Technician in 2015.

 

William Clark, Faculty Associate

William Clark was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2004-2014.

 

 

Kenneth Coleman, Faculty Associate

Kenneth Coleman was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2010-2018.

 

Darrell Donakowski, Research Area Specialist Senior

Darrell Donakoski served as the Director of Studies of the ANES from 2008-2018. Darrell passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Remembering ISR Staff Member Darrell Donakowski.

 

 

John Garcia, Faculty Associate

Anna Grzymala-Busse, Faculty Associate

Anna Grzymala-Busse was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2010-2016.

 

 

Nahomi Ichino, Faculty Associate

Nahomi Ichino was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2014-2019. She researched ethnic politics, voter behavior, and political parties in developing democracies, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

John Jackson, Faculty Associate

John Jackson was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 1980-2014.

 

 

Jeffrey Javed, Research Fellow

Jeffrey Javed was a research fellow with the Center for Political Studies in 2019. He researches mobilization, violence, and the role of morality in politics. Building on research on violent mobilization in Maoist China, Javed analyzes how false news content harms and divides communities in the US. Jeffrey Javed’s website.

 

Kent Jennings, Research Professor Emeritus

Kent Jennings served as Professor of Political Science from 1963-81 and 1984-96 and was Research Professor Emeritus at CPS.

 

 

Andrew Kerner, Faculty Associate

Andrew Kerner was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2009-2018. Andrew Kerner’s website.

 

 

Dorothy Kryskowski, Field Manager

Dorothy Kryskowski served as Field Coordinator for the LSAY project in 2014.

 

 

 

Belen Laspra, Research Fellow

 

Lori Maddix, Assistant Director

Lori Maddix was the Assistant Director of CPS from 2012 to 2019. She was the supervisor of the administrative team and is responsible for the administrative operations of the Center, including HR, financials, facilities, etc.

 

 

Greg Markus, Research Professor Emeritus

Greg Markus was a Research Professor with the Center for Political Studies from 1971-2014.

 

 

Andrew Martin, Faculty Associate

Andrew Martin was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2014-2018.

 

 

Zainab Masood, Research Technician Associate

Zainab Masood joined the Center for Political Studies in October 2014 as a student employee, where she provided project assistance to the LSAY, the MCubed Evaluation Project, and the Survey of Scientific Virtues. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where she triple majored in International Studies, Women’s Studies, and German.

 

Harwood McClerking, Visiting Scholar

Harwood McClerking was a visiting scholar with the Center for Political Studies in 2011.

 

 

Dan Myers, RWJF Scholar in Health Policy

 

Yioryos Nardis, Research Area Specialist Senior

Yioryos Nardis was a Senior Research Specialist with the Center for Political Studies from 2015 to 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan, and his research interests include political communication and public opinion.

 

Russell Neuman, Research Professor Emeritus

W. Russell Neuman was a Research Professor with the Center for Political Studies from 2001-2014.

 

 

Brendan Nyhan, Faculty Associate

Brendan Nyhan was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2018-2019. Brendan Nyhan’s website.

 

 

Kelly Ogden-Schuette, Research Technician Associate

Kelly Ogden-Schuette was a Research Technician Associate for the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY) from 2015 to 2019.

 

 

Robert Olsen, Data Assistant

Robert Olsen was a Data Assistant for the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), Extending into a Study of Aging. He received his BA from University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment in May, 2015, focusing on environmental informatics.

Dianne Paulson, Web Designer/Administrator

Dianne Paulson served as Webmaster from 2011 to 2016.

 

 

 

Barbara Peitsch, Program Manager

Barbara Peitsch was a project director at the Center for Political Studies until 2016. She managed several State Department and USAID funded projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

 

Jessica Preece, Visiting Scholar

 

Joseph Ryan, Faculty Associate

Joseph Ryan was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2014-2015.

 

 

Robert Salmond, Faculty Associate

Robert Salmond was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2005-2012.

 

 

Khalil Shikaki, Carnegie Visiting Scholar

 

Allan Stam, Research Professor

Allan Stam was a Research Professor with the Center for Political Studies from 2007-2014.

 

 

Jana von Stein, Faculty Associate

Jana von Stein was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2005-2013.

 

 

Rocio Titiunik, Research Associate Professor

Rocio Titiunik was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2009 to 2019. Her methodological interests center on the validity and limitations of employing experimental and non-experimental research designs to the study of politics. She is particularly interested in causal inference in the study of political institutions.

 

Ugo Troiano, Faculty Associate

Ugo Troiano was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies until 2019

 

 

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Faculty Associate

tsutsuiKiyoteru Tsutsui was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2019 to 2020. His  research interests are in political/comparative sociology, social movements, globalization, human rights, and Japanese society. More specifically, he has conducted (1) cross-national quantitative analyses on how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally and impacted local politics and (2) qualitative case studies of the impact of global human rights on Japanese politics.

Megan Tyler, Survey Specialist Intermediate

Megan Tyler was the Field Manager working on the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY) 1987 and 2015 Cohorts. Within the LSAY, Megan worked to manage all aspects of the field work for all three cohorts of the LSAY. In addition, Megan oversaw the field technicians and student workers providing administrative support for the LSAY team.

 

Scott Tyson, Faculty Associate

Scott Tyson was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2016-2018. Scott Tyson’s website.

 

 

Cara Wong, Faculty Associate

Cara Wong was a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies from 2000-2013.

 

 

Jill Wittrock, Research Area Specialist Senior

Jill Wittrock served as Research Area Specialist Senior from 2010 to 2015.

 

 

 

Li (Vanessa) Yanxia, Visiting Scholar

 

Sania Zehraa, Visiting Scholar