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Director: Peter L. Francia, Ph.D

Peter L. Francia (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is Director of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Center for Survey Research and is professor of political science at East Carolina University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various topics related to American elections and public opinion. Dr. Francia's insights on American politics have been included in the press accounts of national media outlets including CNN, National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

Affiliated Scholar: Mark C. Bowler, Ph.D.

Mark C. Bowler (Ph.D., University of Tennessee) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University where he is a faculty member of the Master's degree program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the director of the doctoral concentration in Occupational Health Psychology.  His current research is focused on employee engagement, counterproductive behavior, and leadership.  His research has been published in journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Group and Organization Management.

Affiliated Scholar: Jonathan S. Morris, Ph.D

Jonathan S. Morris (Ph.D., Purdue University) is professor of political science at East Carolina University. His research focuses on the media and politics, including political humor, cable news, and political communication on social media. He is co-author of Politics is a Joke! How TV Comedians are Remaking Political Life, and has published in several journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, Political Communication, and Sociological Forum.

Chief Research Specialist: Randy J. Knebel

Randy performs ongoing project consultation with clients and provides expertise on research methodology, survey design and administration, data analysis, and report writing. Randy is a doctoral student in the Occupational Health Psychology program at East Carolina University and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.