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

JARED McDONALD, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow

Jared McDonald earned his Ph.D. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is interested in public opinion and the electoral accountability. He is currently working with Jon on research concerning public opinion about climate change.

Cirriculum Vitae

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

LIBBY JENKE, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Houston; PPRG Team Member

Libby Jenke earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University. She studies questions of voter behavior, such as the role of identity in voter choice, gender, and race’s effect on candidate evaluations, and variability in the voting models used by citizens.

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
CEO of Matt Berent Consulting, 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
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara; PPRG Team Member

John 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.

WILLIAM KOCH, PhD
PPRG Team Member

William Koch earned his Ph.D. in International Economics at University of California Santa Cruz. His research interests include consumer behavior related to public opinion and public policy design, and technology and productivity growth. He is currently working with Jon as a data manager for the Decline Effect Project.

Eran Amsalem

ERAN AMSALEM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; PPRG Team Member

Eran Amsalem earned his Ph.D. in Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studies the effects of mass and interpersonal political communications on political attitudes. Eran is currently working with Jon on research examining the optimal way to measure attitudes in surveys.

Curriculum Vitale

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

 
 

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

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

Lisanne Wichgers

LISANNE WICHGERS
Graduate Student

Lisanne is a PhD student in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) 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 junior at Stanford pursuing a major in Human Biology with a concentration in Health Determinants and Policy and a minor in Psychology. She plans to attend law school in the future and pursue a career working with health policy. Outside of the PPRG, Sierra serves as co-president of Healing Strokes and COO of Stanford Politics.

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.

DIANA JORDAN
Undergraduate RA

Diana is a sophomore planning on majoring in political science and communications with future plans that include law school. Outside of school, her interests include dancing, reading, and environmental science.

JESSICA GONZALEZ
Undergraduate RA

Jessica Gonzalez is a junior pursuing a major in political science, with minors in economics and data science. Jessica plans to attend a dual MBA/JD program after her undergrad. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, cross-stitching, and making blankets for local homeless shelters.

LARISSA BERSH
Undergraduate RA

Larissa is a junior at Stanford majoring in psychology with plans to attend law school after graduation. Outside of the PPRG, Larissa serves as co-president of Stanford Food Recovery and edits for multiple publications, including The Stanford Daily. Outside of school, her interests include fitness, nutrition, and baking.

SOPHIA KIM-O'SULLIVAN
Undergraduate RA

Sophia is a sophomore majoring in psychology. She spent a year abroad in Japan where she picked up the language and a constant craving for shiso tempura. She has interests in history, theology, and indigenous activism. In her free time, she enjoys writing, painting, playing basketball, and watching cartoons with her younger sisters.

CONNOR ROKOS           Undergraduate RA

Connor is a junior at Stanford majoring in Political Science with particular interests in the media's effect on voting and income inequality. He also plans to minor in Computer Science. Outside of academics, Connor enjoys running, playing basketball with his friends, and spending time with his pets.

ELEANOR SCHROEDER
Undergraduate RA

Eleanor is a rising junior from a small town in East Texas majoring in Political Science with concentrations in Justice and Law and Elections, Representation, and Governance. She also plans to minor in History and Human Rights and attend law school. Eleanor's go-to fun fact is that she has an identical twin sister who also attends Stanford. In her free time, Eleanor enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.

Ashwin Pillai

ASHWIN PILLAI
Undergraduate RA

Ashwin is a rising sophomore at Stanford looking to major in Political Science and Philosophy. His academic interests include political theory, civil liberties law, and the intersection of philosophy and literature. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, producing music, and singing with his friends.

Bella Meyn

BELLA MEYN
Undergraduate RA

Bella is a majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in environment, resources, and energy policy. Bella's really interested in the intersection of behavioral economics with politics, especially as they concern climate change and environmental policy. As a Brazilian living in the United States, she also enjoys studying these issues in the lenses of comparative politics and Latin American relations. Outside of academic life, Bella enjoys going on road trips, exploring the pacific northwest, and reading autobiographies.

Tenzin Kartsang

TENZIN KARTSANG
Undergraduate RA

Tenzin is an incoming Junior majoring in Political Science, with a primary concentration in Justice and Law. He is also pursuing a minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Policy, a sociology subfield.  Outside of academics, he is the Financial Officer for Stanford's Tibetan Student Union for 2020-21. He also enjoys being a contributing satirical writer for The Stanford Daily and performing stand-up comedy at Coffee House (CoHo).

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

ADINA ABELES

Research Scientist, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Samy Sekar

SAMY SEKAR

Research Manager, Analyst Institute; Stanford, California

Cecilia Mo

CECILIA MO

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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

Curtiss Cobb

CURTISS COBB

Director of Research – Demography and Survey Science Group, Facebook; Menlo Park, CA

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 Social and Personality Psychology, University of Southampton; Southampton, United Kingdom

CHARLES ELLIS

Senior Vice President, Marketing Science, Lieberman Research Worldwide; Cincinnati, Ohio

DAVID YEAGER

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

GEORGE BIZER

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Union College;  Schenectady, New York

GABOR SIMONOVITS

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Central European University; Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

HAHRIE C. HAN

Inaugural Director of the SNF Agora Institute, Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the P3 Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University

JOANNE M. MILLER

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Delaware

JOHN BULLOCK

Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

JOSH PASEK

Associate Professor of Communication & Media and Political Science, Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies, and Core Faculty for the Michigan Institute for Data Science at the University of Michigan

Kenneth Mulligan

KEN MULLIGAN

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Southern Illinois University

LISE MARKEN

UX Designer at Facebook; Seattle, Washington

Laura Brannon

LAURA A. BRANNON

Professor of Psychology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

LAURA DIONNE

Data Manager, Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity, Brown University

LAURA MILLER

Attorney at Durie Tangri, San Francisco, California

Lee Fabrigar

LEANDRE R. FABRIGAR

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Social/Personality Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

MICHAEL SARGENT

Associate Professor of Psychology, Bates College

Matthew Courser

MATTHEW COURSER

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

MU-JUNG CHO

PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Stanford

Melanie Green

MELANIE GREEN

Professor of Communication, University at Buffalo

Nick Yee

NICK YEE

Co-founder and Analytics Lead of Quantic Foundry

Nuri Kim

NURI KIM

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

Omair Akhtar

OMAIR AKHTAR

Senior Research Manager at Netflix; Los Gatos, California

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

SCOTT HARTL

Counsel at Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH; Breitenfurt bei Wien, Lower Austria, Austra

STEPHANIE LAMPRON

Assistant Director of Assessment, Trends and Communications George Mason University

TREVOR THOMPSON

Senior 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

WENDY GROSS

Research Manager at Instagram; Mountain View, California

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

Principal Data Scientist, Microsoft; Seattle, Washington

 I-Chant Chiang

I-CHANT CHIANG

Director of the Centre for Educational Excellence, Curriculum and Instruction Division, Simon Fraser University

NEIL MALHOTRA

Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Sowmya Anand

SOWMYA ANAND

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

DAVID S. BONINGER

Professor of Psychology, Glendale Community College; Scottsdale, Arizona

DANIEL SCHNEIDER

General Manager of Germany, Kry AB

YAO CHIA CHUANG

Taiwan National University, Taipei, Taiwan

MICHAEL SILVER

Senior Design Methodologist, Government Accountability Office; San Antonio, Texas

Li Fan

LI FAN

Principal Scientist, Merck; New York City, New York

ERIC SHAEFFER

Litigation and Public Opinion Research Support, The Strategy Team, Ltd.; Mount Prospect, Illinois

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

DAVID VANNETTE

Research Scientist, Facebook

SOOHEE KIM

AMANDA MCLEAN

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

ALICE KATHMANDU

Ph.D. Candidate in Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Stanford University

IRVING J. CULPEPPER

BRIAN ULDALL

JAMES ASHENHURST

DAVID DANIELS

Presidential Young Professor, NUS Business School's Department of Management and Organisation; Singapore

ANN R. LYNN

Associate Professor of Psychology, Ithaca College; Ithaca, New York

Blank

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, Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity, Brown University

MICHAEL TICHY

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Optima Behavioral Health

Sowmya Anand

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

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

TOBIAS STARK, Ph.D.

Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University

ARIEL MALKA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Yeshiva University

ANA KEMMDAL PHO, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lund University

Joshua Rabinowitz

JOSHUA RABINOWITZ, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Michigan

TESS HEINTZE

Director, Profile Group, Knowledge Networks

FORMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Adam Ting

Ahnviet Nguyen

Ahra Cho

Aimee Trujillo

Aldric Ulep

Alejandro Gonzalez

Alex Hou

Alex Lee

Alex Monahan

Alex Tahk

Alice Cheung

Ali Romero

Alizabeth McGowan

Allison Dencker

Althea Wallop

Alyse Long

Amanda McLean

Amanda Shull

Amber Farrell

Amy Stanonik

Andrew Hanson

Andrew Keaveney

Andrew Lockhart

Andy Nyugen

Angela Bash

Anh Doan

Anne Pipathsouk

Annie Coonan

Ashton Borcherding

Autumn Carter

Bana Hatzey

Bella Meyn

Betsy Harris

Bo Dwyer

Bobby Gyesi

Brent Hite

Brian Lam

Britanny Arboleda

Brookes Hammock

Bryan Johnson

Carey Schwartz

Caroline Galindo

Cass Kramer

Catherine Fisher

Chelsea Green

Chia Xiong

Chris Messmer

Christina Sepe

Christopher Middleton

Chuong Phan

Claire Milligan

Conan Liu

Cue Orr

Curtiss Cobb

Daniel Agness

Daniel Blocksom

Daniela Gonzalez

Danielle Ola

Dante Williams

Darius Namzi

David Kay

Deborah Oh

Dena Rogers

Denise Klaus

Dia Velasco

Dora Duru

Doug Cantwell

Dustin Dienhart

Ebony Carroll

Elaine Albertson

Eleanor Walker

Elizabeth Fredland

Ellen Cerf

Emily Chen

Emily Macinnis

Emma Hantoot

Enoch Jaeger

Erica Adams

Erin Pontell

Esther Yoon

Eva Jellison

Eyal Ophir

Fayona James

Felicia Cote

Francesca Mazzola

Gabriella Levikow

Gena Eddy

Gillian Bach

Gillian Dee

Glenn Yamada

Graham Bazell

Greg Robinson

Hannah Zoe Chua-Reyes

Hassan Karaouni

Hector Santa-Cruz

Hillary Wilson

Hiyabel Tewoldmedhi

Huey Tran

Ibrahim Bharmal

Ifath Casillas

Issa Yousif

Issac Cheruiyot

J'vona Ivory

Jack Herrera

Jack Quinn

Jackson Vachal

Jacob Randolph

Jade Wang

Jakia Waller

James Hancock

Jamie Rodriguez

Janelle Cornwall

Jasmin Kamruddin

Jason Scott

Jelani Munroe

Jen Ying Zhen Ang

Jenilee Deal

Jenna Leonardo

Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Liggett

Jerry Lee

Jessica Aylward

Jessica Okafor

Jessica Romero

Jessica Six

Jessy Klima

Jingxu Jessie Jia

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

Kameela Majied

Karen Islas

Karen Kurosawa

Karl Schmidt

Katherine Krem

Katie Gera

Kavya Shankar

Keenan Kelly

Kellsey Beal

Kelly Hernandez

Kelly Kim

Kelsey Dayton

Kelsey Neufeld

Kenji Hata

Keenan Kelly

Kevin Beane

Kimberly Dokes

Kirsten Mettler

Konnie Toth

Kue Chang

Kyle Abraham

Kyra Whitelaw

Lance Cidre

LaRena Woods

Laura Dionne

Laura Hodapp

Laura McCully

Lauren McCune

Lauryn Johnson

Leah Karlins

Lesley White

Leslie Mercado

Lezley Kijowski

Lilly Wolfson

Linden Moot

Lindsay Chong

Lindsay Rosston

Liz Quinlan

Lori Gauthuer

Lucas Simoes

Lucie Herold

Lucy Gibbs

Luis Negrete

Mac Abruzzo

Mac Simpson

Mai El-Sadany

Manya Bansal

Mariah Haberman

Mariam Yao

Marie Hubbard

Mario Suntanu

Marissa Lopez

Mark Carrington

Marshall Watkins

Mary Harrison

Mary Elizabeth Ho

Mary McCann

Matthew Jacquez

Maya Balaknshnan

Maya Salameh

Meg McNulty

Meghan McCall

Melody Alonzo

Meredith Manda

Mia Muoneke

Michael Tichy

Michaela Keefe

Micheal Brown

Michelle Antebi

Michelle Hunnicutt

Mitch Holt

Moiead Charawi

Molly Wallace

Monica Adibe

Monica Merino

Monika Cooley

Monique Flemming

Monique Murphy

Montanna Riggs

Mrinalini Raina

Natasha Kim

Nathan Lee

Neil Heldman

Niki Nguyen

Nikki Obel

Nimrah Khan

Noelle Spring

Olivia Manes

Onish Etkins

Oscar Molina

Pa Nhia Vang

Patricia Ho

Patricia Nowak

Patrick Quian

Paul Mitalipov

Peggy Caldwell

Petar Penkov

Peter Tu

Pilar Wong

Rachel Ku

Rachel Linn

Rachel Riddle

Ravenna Armstrong

Rebecca Orosco

Regina Owens

Regina Sutch

Rob Krummen

Robert Hudson

Roberta Marquez

Roger Davis

Roger Yang

Rubi Ancajas

Saamon Legoski

Sam Larson

Sam Storey

Samantha Wills

Samia El Baroudy

Sarah Campbell

Sarah De La Garza

Sarina Morgan Soriano-Taylor

Schelli Cavenaugh

Schen Diggs

Shanta Adwoa Annan

Shell Yang

Shelly Wang

Shiela Holstein

Son Tran

Sondra Crayton

Sonia Jones

Sophia Serafin

Sophia Sosa

Stephanie Grey

Stephen Quinonez

Steve Zhang

Sukhi Samra

Susie Choi

Tammy Luo

Tashiko White

Taylor Sihavong

Terrel Edwards

Tisha Lavette Chisholm

Tom Herby

Tommy Kimmelman

Tracey Moffo

Traci Adair

Tracy Vu

Trey Whiteman

Troy Wu

Vaeme Afokpa

Vang Xiong

Vonn Javier

Wendy Smith

Wesley Ford

Xavier Fields

Yibai Shu

Yo-Yo Shuang Chen

Zak Whittington

Zechang Wang