Kelly Elver

Position title: Project Management Director


Phone: (608) 262-7360

Kelly is the Director of Project Management at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center where she oversees a staff of 10 to 15 full-time project directors. She has over 25 years of experience conducting survey research at the UW-Madison and has served as a project director at UWSC since 2000. During her tenure at UWSC Kelly has personally directed a wide variety of projects including the second round of the MIDUS: Midlife in the U.S. National Study of Health and Well-being Study, and the National Children’s Study (NCS) Waukesha Vanguard Call Center.

Kelly’s current focus is training and assisting UWSC’s project directing staff as they manage over 80 projects each year. She also collaborates with UWSC’s Associate Director John Stevenson on developing and writing cost proposals and guiding business development at UWSC. Kelly is an expert on all components of survey research design with a focus on the design and administration of self-administered instruments, a topic she often lectures on at the UW-Madison.

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining UWSC, she served as a Research Program Manager for the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology for 11 years, where her primary focus was self-administered questionnaire development.