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Matt Grossmann serves as the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University.
Steve Tobocman is managing partner at New Solutions Group, LLC and currently serves as the Director of Global Detroit, a regional economic development initiative focusing on Metro Detroit’s immigrant, international, and global connections to create jobs and raise incomes.
Susy Heintz Avery
Susy Heintz Avery is a veteran of political campaigns and public administration.
Linda Cleary is Administrator of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, joining IPPSR in 2009.
Katherine Cusick is Research Assistant for IPPSR, assisting Michigan Political Leadership Program with programming and logistics. Ms. Cusick has been with IPPSR since 1994.
Charles L. Ballard
Dr. Ballard is Director of the State of the State Survey (SOSS) and Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. He is a distinguished economist, widely published and well-known for his ability to communicate the complexities of economics in everyday language.
Graham L. Pierce
Mr. Pierce is the Project Manager of the State of the State Survey (SOSS) and Assistant Director of MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC).
Lin has more than 30 years of experience in survey research, became the Director of OSR in May, 2014, and was formerly IPPSR's Director of Survey Operations since 2006.
Delicia Solis is Assistant Director of Survey Operations at OSR. Del started working in the IPPSR/OSR Survey Research Lab as an interviewer in 2006 while pursuing her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Relations at MSU.
Karen Clark has been with OSR since 1989, and currently serves as a Senior Project Manager and Web Survey Coordinator.
She holds degrees in environmental sociology and wildlife management. She joined OSR in 1990 and has worked on a variety of telephone, mail and data entry projects.
Kyle has degrees in both Zoology and Biomedical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University. Kyle began his career at OSR as a student interviewer and was promoted to Mentor, Supervisor, Manager, Senior Manager, and was recently hired as Survey Research Manager.
Paul J. Lavrakas
Paul J. Lavrakas, PH.D. is OSR's Senior Research Fellow. Paul is a research psychologist, currently serving as a senior methodological research advisor for several public- and private-sector organizations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Japan.
With over 20 years experience in communications, public policy and government relations, Schneider has directed her passion and expertise toward the creation of policy education programs.
Ms. Kyle is an award-winning journalist with a professional background in teaching, training, consulting and internet communications.
Daniel Thaler, Ph.D. has served as the Research Analyst at OSR since December 2015. His primary responsibilities include managing and analyzing survey datasets, and translating the statistical results into written reports and oral presentations for diverse audiences.
He received his doctorate and Master's degrees in American Political Behavior and Quantitative Research Methods from the Michigan State University Department of Political Science. His dissertation on spatial models of issue voting explored how the competition between symbolic emotional attachments and technical thought...
Arnold serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University as well as Director of Urban Policy Initiatives for University Outreach and Engagement.