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Staff Spotlight: Matthew Bhagat-Conway

October 5, 2021

Author: Emma Amaglo We are excited to welcome Matthew Bhagat-Conway, also known as the “quantitative urban geographer,” to the Odum crew! Matthew is our newest quantitative methods consultant. He has been working here since July and is excited to be … Continued

Jessica Williams

August 24, 2021

Jessica Williams is the Assistant Director of Survey Research and Development at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provides consultation to students, faculty, and staff on designing and … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Thu-Mai Christian

October 29, 2019

Thu-Mai Christian is the Assistant Director for Archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Odum Institute Data Archive as … Continued

Jonathan Crabtree

October 28, 2019

Jonathan Crabtree is the Assistant Director for Research Data Information Systems (RDIS) at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill and helps lead the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC). The institute’s social science data archive … Continued

Paul Mihas

October 26, 2019

Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Education and Qualitative 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 journal … Continued

Matthew Dunlap

October 25, 2019

Matthew Dunlap joined the Odum Institute in 2019, escaping the cold north where he pursued an MSc (University of Calgary) and sharpened skills as a Software Developer (Harvard University). Experiences developing for Dataverse at Harvard’s Institute of Quantitative Social Science … Continued

Kasha Ely

October 24, 2019

Kasha Ely is the Institute’s manager of marketing and media relations. She oversees Odum’s day-to-day external communications, including the Institute’s websites, newsletter and social media, and drives the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans. In addition to supervising institutional … Continued

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 … Continued