Our Team

Jon Krosnick
PROFESSOR JON KROSNICK
Lab Director

Jon is a social psychologist who does research on attitude formation, changes, and effects, on the psychology of political behavior, and on current survey research methods. He is the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and (by courtesy) Psychology. At Stanford, besides his professorships, he directs the Political Psychology Research Group and the Summer Institute in Political Psychology.

Department of Communication
Department of Political Science

Bo MacInnis
BO MACINNIS, PhD
Lecturer

Bo MacInnis is a Ph.D. economist from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on climate change and survey research methods. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Communication, and regularly collaborates with Jon on climate change research.

Curriculum Vitae

Sebastian Lundmark
SEBASTIAN LUNDMARK, PhD
Researcher, SOM Institute, University of Gothenburg, and PPRG Team Member

Sebastian earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His main research interest is in survey methodology and is working with Jon as a postdoc within the Replication Project.

Curriculum Vitae

Lauren Howe
LAUREN HOWE, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich

Lauren earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Stanford University. She is interested in public communication about political issues, motivated reasoning, and public distrust in opinion polls.

Curriculum Vitae

Berent, Matt

MATTHEW BERENT, PhD
PPRG Team Member

Mattew Berent earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at The Ohio State University. He runs his own consulting firm and worked with Jon on survey question design and voting behavior. His research interests include human-computer interactions and consumer data.

Curriculum Vitae

MATTHEW DeBELL, PhD
Director of Stanford Operations, American National Election Studies, PPRG Team Member

Matthew DeBell earned his Ph.D. in government at Georgetown University. DeBell has been Director of Operations for the American National Election Studies since 2006. His research areas include questionnaire design and public opinion.

Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

John Protzko

JOHN PROTZKO, PhD
PPRG Team Member

Protzko earned his Ph. D. in psychological development studying the long-term impacts of interventions on cognitive development. His research also encompasses meta science, the science of the scientific process, research methodology, and social decision-making.

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

  

ADINA ABELES
Graduate Student

Adina is a Ph.D. student concentrating in political communication. Her research interests include public attitudes, beliefs and behaviors about global warming and other partisan environmental issues.

Department of Communication

CATHERINE CHEN
Graduate Student

Catherine is a Ph.D. student concentrating in political communication. Currently, her research focuses on public opinion and survey methodologies in both the U.S. and China.

Department of Communication

 

 

SAMY SEKAR
Graduate Student

Samantha (Samy) Sekar is a Ph.D. student in the interdisciplinary environment and resources program and a David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow. She researches how to estimate public opinion at state and local levels, so that public opinion data is more relevant for policymakers.

Woods Institute

 

TAYLOR ORTH
Graduate Student

Taylor is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stanford. Her research interests include families, relationships, gender, demography, and public opinion.

Department of Sociology


LISANNE WICHGERS
Graduate Student

Lisanne is a PhD student in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASoCR) at the University of Amsterdam. She studies the societal ramification of hate speech prosecution of anti-immigrant politicians, both in Europe and in the United States.

Center for Politics and Communication 

 

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

SIERRA BURGON
Undergraduate RA

Sierra is a sophomore at Stanford pursuing a major in Human Biology with a concentration in Health and Health Policy and a minor in Psychology. She is especially interested in Neurolaw and bioethics. Outside of the PPRG, Sierra works at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and enjoys using her free time to hang out with friends and explore the city.

MATTHEW DARDET
Undergraduate RA

Matthew is a third-year undergraduate at Stanford majoring in the data science concentration of political science with minors in history and economics. In addition, he enjoys exploring museums and galleries, golfing, playing the electric and double bass in several jazz combos and the Stanford Collaborative Orchestra, reading about science and history, and writing science fiction short stories. 

NIKI NGUYEN
Undergraduate RA

Niki is a junior studying political science with interests in ethics, political representation, and democratic theory. She is especially passionate about these topics as they relate to the mobilization of marginalized communities across race/ethnicity and immigration status. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing percussion, and being active within the AAPI community.

JESSICA GONZALEZ
Undergraduate RA

Jessica Gonzalez is a sophomore pursuing a major in political science, with an interest in economics, political theory and international relations. Jessica spent her summer interning in the Senate at the United States Capitol and the House of Representatives in Florida. In her free time, she enjoys editing, cross-stitching, visiting museums, and attending Stanford sponsored political events.

LARISSA BERSH
Undergraduate RA

Larissa is a sophomore planning on majoring in psychology with future plans that include law school. Outside of school, her interests include fitness, writing, and nutrition.

LUCAS SIMOES
Undergraduate RA

Lucas is a sophomore at Stanford pursuing a major in economics with a focus on finance and minor international relations. He likes to spend his time outside the lab keeping up to date with events in the financial sector, playing his bass guitar, and being active in his fraternity.

 

 

ASHTON BORCHERDING  Undergraduate RA

Ashton is a sophomore planning on majoring in economics and minoring in political science. She is particularly interested in the intersection of politics and religion, and how these factors shape our society as a whole. Ashton is also a member of the Stanford sailing team and has competed in four world sailing championships. In her free time, she enjoys running and filmmaking.

SOPHIA SERAFIN
Undergraduate RA

Sophia is a junior at Stanford pursuing a degree in political science, with special interests in representation and political psychology. Out of the classroom, Sophia is involved in Stanford Politics as a staff writer. In her free time, she enjoys video editing, listening to music, and playing with her dog.

ISAAC CHERUIYOT
Undergraduate RA

Issac is a freshman pursuing a major in symbolic systems and electrical engineering, with interests in artificial intelligence, quantum engineering, and avionics. Isaac is currently involved with the SSI, Robotics Club, and is a member of the club tennis team. In his free time, he enjoys photography, rock climbing, and exploring new places.

 

 

JACK QUINN
Undergraduate RA

Jack is a sophomore looking to major in International Relations with concentrations in International Security and East and South Asia. He’s interested in global politics, foreign languages, and American democracy. During his free time, he plays guitar in the Stanford Jazz Orchestra and other private groups, watches Netflix, and exercises occasionally.

EITAN WEINER
Undergraduate RA

Eitan is a sophomore at Stanford planning to complete a Music major with an interest in political theory, processes, and psychology. His interests outside of the classroom include sound engineering, hip-hop, and soccer.

SOPHIA SOSA
Undergraduate RA

Sophia is a sophomore pursuing a degree in international relations. Her interests within the major includes economics and human health and social wellbeing. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, listening to music, and exploring new places.

 

OLIVIA MANES
Undergraduate RA

Olivia is a sophomore pursuing a degree in International Relations with an in interest in Environmental Justice issues, mechanisms of accountability for NGOs, and grassroots organizing. She spent this past summer analyzing tribal responses to changes to the Clean Water Act under the Trump Administration. She is also involved in creative writing and currently serves as Editor in Chief for the Leland Quarterly, Stanford’s Literary publication. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, working out, and exploring the Bay Area with friends.

KELLY KIM
Undergraduate RA

Kelly is a freshmen at Stanford looking to major in International Relations with minors in Chinese and Spanish. Within her major, she is particularly interested in the factors that contribute to the creation and recession of democracies and international governance. Out of the classroom, Kelly is part of the core leadership team of Stanford Women in Politics. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and trying out new restaurant.

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

CECILIA MO

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

 

CURTISS COBB

Survey Scientist – Growth, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

 

CHARLES ELLIS

Senior Vice President, Marketing Sciences, Ipsos Marketing, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

CHRISTOPHER BRYAN

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 

ALEXANDER TAHK

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

ANN R. LYNN

Associate Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.

 

ALISON SZYMANSKI

The Strategy Team, Columbus, Ohio.

 

ALLYSON HOLBROOK

 

Professor, Departments of Public Administration and Psychology, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

AMANDA SCOTT

 

Vice President of Litigation Research, The Strategy Team, Columbus, Ohio.

 

BRANDON KOPP

Research Psychologist, The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

 

BRENT BANNON

Founder, LearnRig, Charleston, South Carolina

 

CATHERINE CARNOT-BOND

Director, Strategic Analytics Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, Ohio.

 

CONSTANTINE SEDIKIDES

Professor of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

 

DAVID DANIELS

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

 

DAVID YEAGER

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Texas-Austin

 

GEORGE BIZER

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Union College, Schenectady,New York

 

GABOR SIMONOVITS

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, New York University

 

HAHRIE C. HAN

Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

JOANNE M. MILLER

Professor of Political Science, University of Delaware

 

 

JOHN BULLOCK

Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

 

JOSH PASEK

Professor of Communication Studies, University of Michigan

 

KEN MULLIGAN

Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

 

LISE MARKEN

Design Researcher at Microsoft

 

LAURA A. BRANNON

Associate Professor of Psychology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

 

LAURA DIONNE

Data Manager, Institute for Community Health Promotion, Brown University

 

LAURA MILLER

Attorney at Durie Tangri, San Francisco, California

 

LEANDRE R. FABRIGAR

Professor of Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 

MICHAEL SARGENT

Associate Professor of Psychology, Bates College

 

MATTHEW COURSER

Research Scientist, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Columbus, Ohio

 

MU-JUNG CHO

PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Stanford

 

MELANIE GREEN

Professor of Communication, University at Buffalo

 

NICK YEE

Senior Research Scientist at Ubisoft, San Francisco, California

 

NURI KIM

Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

 

OMAIR AKHTAR

Data Scientist/ Research Manager at Apple

 

PENNY S. VISSER

Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago

 

PHILIP GARLAND

Vice President, Data Science & Insights, Snap! Raise

 

RUI WANG

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Communication, Stanford University

 

REBECCA WEISS

Director of Data Science, Mozilla, Mountain View, California

 

SCOTT HARTL

Attorney at Special Counsel, Washington D.C.

 

STEPHANIE LAMPRON

Senior Researcher, Education Program, American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C

 

TREVOR THOMPSON

Vice President for Public Affairs Research, The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Chicago, Illinois

 

TABITHA BONILLA

Assistant Professor of Research at Institute of Policy Research, Northwestern University

 

WENDY GROSS

Market Research Statistics Specialist at Apple

 

YPTACH LELKES

Assistant Professor of  Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

 

JENNIFER GARST

Executive Director at Story County Community Foundation, Ames, IA

 

GAURAV SOOD

Post-doctoral Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School, Georgetown University

 

I-CHANT CHIANG

Executive Vice President Rhodes Wellness College

 

NEIL MALHOTRA

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

 

SOWMYA ANAND

Research Development Manager, Office of Proposal Development, University of Illinois

 

DAVID S. BONINGER

Professor of Psychology, Glendale Community College

 

DANIEL SCHNEIDER

Head of Onsite Customer Journey/ Data-driven Merchandising, Zalando

 

YAO CHIA CHUANG

Taiwan National University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

MICHAEL SILVER

Senior Design Methodologist, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

 

FAN LI

Associate Director of Market Access and Pricing, Merck

 

ERIC SHAEFFER

Marketing and UX Consultant, ArchPatent.com

 

ANDREW L. BETZ

Assistant Vice President-R&D, Farmers Insurance

 

ANNABELL SUH

UX Researcher, Key Lime Interactive

 

LORI GAUTHIER

Director of Marketing Research at Zendesk

 

JIHYE LEE

PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Stanford

 

ANDREW PEARLMUTTER

Stanford Graduate School of Business Student

 

AHRA CHO

Student in Harvard Law School

 

DAVID VANNETTE

Research Scientist, Facebook

 

SOOHEE KIM

 

 

AMANDA MCLEAN

Stanford University, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

 

ALICE KATHMANDU

Graduate School of Education at Stanford

IRVING J. CULPEPPER

BRIAN ULDALL

Faculty, School of Psychology, Walden University

 

JAMES ASHENHURST

  

PHILIP J. CORNET

 

KATHERINE A. KOST

 

 

FORMER VISITING PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

 

HENNING SILBER

University of Goettingen

 

SEBASTIAN LUNDMARK

University of Gothenburg

 

JAN KAREM HOEHNE

University of Goettingen

 

 

 

 

 

MIRA LINDER

Harvard University

FORMER VISITING SCHOLARS/POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS/RESEARCH STAFF

 

ANA VILLAR, Ph.D.

UX Researcher, Facebook, Menlo Park, California

 

LinChiat CHANG, Ph.D.

Freelance Methodologist

 

LAURA DIONNE (formerly Laura Lowe)

Data Manager, Institute for Community Health Promotion, Brown University

 

MICHAEL TICHY

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Optima Behavioral Health

 

SOWMYA ANAND, Ph.D.

Research Development Manager, Office of Proposal Development, University of Illinois

 

SARAH L. BULLOCH, Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Social Sciences, University of Southampton

 

NURI KIM, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

 

STEFAAN WALGRAVE, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

TOBIAS STARK, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University

 

ARIEL MALKA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Yeshiva University

 

ANA KEMMDAL PHO, Ph.D.

Studies Director, Lund University

 

JOSHUA RABINOWITZ, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Michigan

 

TESS HEINTZE

Director, Profile Group, Knowledge Networks

 

 

 

FORMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Adam Ting

Ahnviet Nguyen

Aimee Trujillo

Aldric Ulep

Alex Lee

Alex Monahan

Alice Cheung

Ali Romero

Allison Dencker

Althea Wallop

Alyse Long

Amanda Shull

Amber Farrell

Amy Stanonik

Andrew Hanson

Andrew Keaveney

Andy Nyugen

Angela Bash

Anh Doan

Anne Pipathsouk

Annie Coonan

Autumn Carter

Bana Hatzey

Betsy Harris

Bo Dwyer

Bobby Gyesi

Brent Hite

Brian Lam

Britanny Arboleda

Brookes Hammock

Bryan Johnson

Carey Schwartz

Caroline Galindo

Catherine Fisher

Chia Xiong

Chris Messmer

Christina Sepe

Christopher Middleton

Chuong Phan

Conan Liu

Cue Orr

Daniel Agness

Daniel Blocksom

Daniela Gonzalez

Dante Williams

David Kay

Deborah Oh

Dena Rogers

Denise Klaus

Dia Velasco

Dora Duru

Dustin Dienhart

Ebony Carroll

Elaine Albertson

Eleanor Walker

Elizabeth Fredland

Terrell Edwards

Nathan Lee

Jingxu Jessie Jia

Ellen Cerf

Emily Chen

Emily Macinnis

Enoch Jaeger

Erica Adams

Erin Pontell

Esther Yoon

Eva Jellison

Eyal Ophir

Fayona James

Felicia Cote

Gabriella Levikow

Gena Eddy

Gillian Bach

Glenn Yamada

Graham Bazell

Greg Robinson

Hassan Karaouni

Hector Santa-Cruz

Hillary Wilson

Hiyabel Tewoldmedhi

Huey Tran

Ibrahim Bharmal

Ifath Casillas

Issa Yousif

Jack Herrera

Jacob Randolph

Jade Wang

Jakia Waller

James Hancock

Janelle Cornwall

Jasmin Kamruddin

Jason Scott

Jelani Munroe

Jen Ying Zhen Ang

Jenilee Deal

Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Liggett

Jerry Lee

Jessica Romero

Jessica Six

Jessy Klima

Jinu Hwang

Joe Sexton

Jon Murray

Jonathan Bentley

Joniece Williams

Joseph Wu

Josh Harder

Joy Baskin

Juanita Wright

Julia Kho

Julia Purcell

Julie Lein

Justin Lin

Kaitlin Haladay

Alex Hou

Zecheng Wang

Michaela Keefe

Kameela Majied

Karl Schmidt

Katherine Krem

Katie Gera

Kavya Shankar

Keenan Kelly

Kellsey Beal

Kelly Hernandez

Kelsey Neufeld

Kenji Hata

Kevin Beane

Kimberly Dokes

Konnie Toth

Kue Chang

Kyle Abraham

Lance Cidre

LaRena Woods

Laura Dionne

Laura Hodapp

Laura McCully

Lesley White

Leslie Mercado

Lezley Kijowski

Lilly Wolfson

Linden Moot

Lindsay Rosston

Liz Quinlan

Lucy Gibbs

Luis Negrete

Mac Abruzzo

Mai El-Sadany

Mariam Yao

Mario Suntanu

Marissa Lopez

Mark Carrington

Mary Elizabeth Ho

Mary McCann

Maya Balaknshnan

Meghan McCall

Melody Alonzo

Meredith Manda

Michael Tichy

Michelle Hunnicutt

Moiead Charawi

Molly Wallace

Monica Adibe

Monika Cooley

Monique Flemming

Monique Murphy

Mrinalini Raina

Natasha Kim

Neil Heldman

Nikki Obel

Noelle Spring

Onish Etkins

Pa Nhia Vang

Darius Namzi

Cass Kramer

Hannahzoee Chua-Reyes

Patricia Ho

Patricia Nowak

Peggy Caldwell

Petar Penkov

Peter Tu

Rachel Linn

Rachel Riddle

Ravenna Armstrong

Rebecca Orosco

Regina Owens

Regina Sutch

Rob Krummen

Robert Hudson

Roger Davis

Roger Yang

Roger Yang

Saamon Legoski

Sam Larson

Sam Storey

Samia El Baroudy

Sarah Campbell

Sarah De La Garza

Sarina Morgan Soriano-Taylor

Schelli Cavenaugh

Schen Diggs

Shanta Adwoa Annan

Shiela Holstein

Son Tran

Sondra Crayton

Sonia Jones

Stephanie Grey

Stephen Quinonez

Steve Zhang

Sukhi Samra

Susie Choi

Tammy Luo

Tashiko White

Taylor Sihavong

Tisha Lavette Chisholm

Tom Herby

Tracey Moffo

Traci Adair

Tracy Vu

Trey Whiteman

Vang Xiong

Vonn Javier

Wendy Smith

Wesley Ford

Xavier Fields

Yibai Shu

Yo-Yo Shuang Chen

Zak Whittington

Jamie Rodriguez

Shelly Wang

Gillian Dee

Rachael Ku

Karen Kurosawa

Micheal Brown

Jackson Vachal