The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) has completed a national search for a new Associate Director, and have selected Kelly Elver to serve as the UWSC’s next Associate Director. Kelly is taking over for John Stevenson who retires in July after 29 years at UWSC! Kelly is only the third Associate Director in the UWSC’s 36-year history.
Michael Turek, former UWSC CAPI Supervisor and UWSC employee from 2010-2016, rejoins the UW Survey Center team as CAPI Supervisor on February 12, 2023.
Fiona Weeks joins the UW Survey Center project direction team as a Project Director on February 13, 2023.
The Executive Board of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) named Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema as its newest MAPOR Fellow at its November 2022 meeting.
UW Survey Center (UWSC) Associate Director and current AASRO President John Stevenson presided over the 2022 Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) meeting. Center Directors from across the country met in September in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State University to discuss current issues in managing academic survey research organizations (ASROs).
Please join us in congratulating UWSC Shift Leader & CAR student Jordyn Jenjak for winning the 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology. The scholarship award honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in the Sociology Department at UW-Madison and supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison.
Brendan’s work encompasses all modes of data collection and touches every department at UWSC. His creation and support of the Project Operations Database (POD), management of the online ASM elections, and development and maintenance of numerous custom applications (among many other achievements) has played a critical role in making UWSC the successful organization it is today.
Please join us in congratulating our UWSC Associate Director, John Stevenson! John was awarded the 2022 John M. Kennedy Achievement award by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). Additionally, John was named the 2022-2023 AASRO President, where he will direct AASRO activities and preside over meetings.
UWSC Senior Project Director Ken Croes will moderate a panel on online focus groups for QUALPOR, the qualitative affinity group of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berger, and UWSC Faculty Director and Co-Investigator, Jennifer Dykema, have been awarded NICHD R01 for their work “Improving Data Collection of Debt and Financial Strain to Assess Health Impacts of Economic Insecurity.”