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Odum Staff Spotlight: Cathy Zimmer

September 24, 2019

Odum Staff Spotlight: Cathy Zimmer By Alana Edwards Cathy Zimmer first visited the Odum Institute upon entering UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sociology PhD program in 1980. At the time, Odum was still called the “Institute for Research in Social Science” prior to … Continued

CSS Faculty: Emily Geisen

March 2, 2017

Emily Geisen Odum Instructor and Senior Experience Management Scientist, Qualtrics Emily Geisen is a Senior Experience Management Scientist at Qualtrics. She specializes in designing user-friendly survey instruments to improve data quality and reduce respondent burden. Prior to Qualtrics, she spent … Continued

CSS Faculty: Gordon Willis

March 2, 2017

Gordon Willis Adjunct Odum Instructor and Questionnaire Design Consultant Gordon Willis is Cognitive Psychologist in the Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute. Prior to that he was Senior Research Methodologist at Research Triangle Institute, and he also worked for over … Continued

CSS Faculty: Lisa Pearce

March 2, 2017

Lisa Pearce Adjunct Odum Instructor and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lisa Pearce is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center here at UNC. … Continued

CSS Faculty: Joe Murphy

March 2, 2017

Joe Murphy Adjunct Odum Instructor and Senior Survey Methodologist, MA Applied Demography Joe Murphy is a senior survey methodologist at RTI International. His research focuses on the development and application of new technologies and modes of communication to improve the … Continued

CSS Faculty: Charles Lau

March 2, 2017

Charles Lau Adjunct Odum Instructor and Research Survey Methodologist, RTI, PhD Sociology Charles Lau designs and implements surveys in low- and middle-income countries. He directs projects through the survey cycle, including study design, questionnaire development, sampling, interviewer training, data collection, … Continued

CSS Faculty: Mick Couper

March 2, 2017

Mick Couper Adjunct Odum Instructor and Research Professor, University of Michigan and Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland Mick Couper received a Ph.D. in sociology from Rhodes University, an M.A. in applied social research from the University of … Continued

CSS Faculty: Brady T. West

March 2, 2017

Brady T. West Adjunct Odum Instructor and Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan and Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland Brady West is a Research Associate Professor in the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor … Continued

CSS Faculty: Chris Wiesen

March 2, 2017

Chris Wiesen Odum Instructor and Statistical Consultant, Odum Institute Chris Wiesen earned a M.S.Ed at the University of Pennsylvania (1988) and an M.A. (1992) and a Ph.D. (1994) at UNC. Before coming to the Odum Institute, Wiesen spent one year … Continued

CSS Faculty: Emilia Peytcheva

March 2, 2017

Emilia Peytcheva Odum Instructor and Research Survey Methodologist, RTI International Emilia Peytcheva, is a research survey methodologist with RTI International. She holds a PhD. in survey methodology from the University of Michigan. Peytcheva’s research expertise includes measurement error-inducing factors in … Continued