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Ezra Rivera

June 3, 2024

Ezra Rivera is a Marketing Content Specialist with UNC’s Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he is a massive sports fan, with football being his favorite! He has a passion for making creative content and … Read more

Luna Vanaman

May 17, 2024

Luna Vanaman, Odum’s new Integrated Marketing and Communications Manager is an interactive media producer with 20+ years’ experience in visual storytelling, integrated marketing for both high level ad agencies, and higher-education entities. She has a background in critical design thinking … Read more

Sandra Lee

August 15, 2023

Sandra Lee obtained a PhD in Quantitative Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Prior to her PhD, she earned an SM in public health from Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on epidemiology and the … Read more

Jessica Grant

August 24, 2021

Jessica Grant is the Associate Director of Research and Director of the Certificate in Survey Science at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provides consultation to students, faculty, … Read more

Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway

July 22, 2021

Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a consultant in the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. His research interests are in travel behavior, urban transportation, and statistical methods for … Read more

Michelle Temple

November 3, 2019

Michelle Temple is the consultant & programmer for UNC’s online survey tool, Qualtrics, providing services to students, staff, and faculty building and distributing surveys for their research. Additionally, she is the Brand Administrator for Qualtrics, coordinating license changes, feature additions/removals, … Read more

Todd BenDor

October 31, 2019

Dr. Todd BenDor is the Director of the Odum Institute. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Community Design in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the UNC Institute for the Environment. Dr. BenDor’s research and teaching … Read more

Rocky Riviella

October 30, 2019

Rocky L. Riviella is the Institute’s Managing Director. He is primarily responsible for managing daily operations at the Institute. This involves the management of professional personnel who head the business/service areas of the Institute, supervision of administrative staff, and overseeing … Read more

Paul Mihas

October 26, 2019

Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the former managing editor of Social Forces, a … Read more

Deborah Ferguson

October 23, 2019

Deborah Ferguson is the Systems Administrator at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill supporting windows-based systems for the staff and labs of Odum. Deborah provides the hardware and software maintenance/troubleshooting on both training labs … Read more