People

  1. Program Director
  2. Associate Director
  3. Founding Director
  4. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2016-17
  5. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2015-16
  6. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2014-15
  7. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2013-14
  8. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2012-13
  9. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2011-12
  10. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2010-11
  11. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2009-10
  12. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2008-09
  13. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2007-08
  14. QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2006-07
  15. SSSP Predoctoral Fellows
  16. QuaSSI Staff

Program Director

Burt L Monroe

  • Program Director
  • Professor, Political Science
(814) 867-2726

Associate Director

Chris Zorn

  • Associate Director
  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science

Founding Director

Suzanna Linn

  • Founding Director (as the Social Science Statistics Partnership)
  • Professor of Political Science

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2016-17

Mitchell Goist

  • PhD Candidate, Political Science and Social Data Analytics
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT

Kevin Reuning

  • PhD Candidate, Political Science
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2015-16

Christopher Boylan

  • PhD Candidate, Political Science (PhD expected 2017)
  • MS Student, Applied Statistics
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT

Michael Kenwick

  • PhD Candidate, Political Science (PhD expected 2017)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2014-15

Francesco Acciai

  • PhD, Sociology & Demography (2016)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2014-15)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Penn State, 2016-)

Ben Fisher

  • PhD, Political Science (2016)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2014-15)
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT
  • Data Scientist, Verisk Maplecroft (2015-)

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2013-14

Jason Bendezu

  • PhD Candidate, Clinical Child Psychology
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2013-14)

Nathaniel Porter

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Demography
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2013-14)
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science IGERT

Ben Soltoff

  • Lecturer, Computational Social Science, University of Chicago (2016-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University (2015-16)
  • PhD, Political Science (2016)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2013-14)
  • Affiliate, Big Data Social Science Initiative

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2012-13

Ben Bagozzi

  • RA 2012-2013
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of Minnesota

Vishesh Karwa

  • RA 2012-2013
  • PhD Student, Statistics, PSU

Peifeng Yin

  • RA 2012-2013
  • PhD Student, Computer Science, PSU

Jay Yonamine

  • RA 2012-2013
  • Data Scientist with RPX Corporation

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2011-12

Brett Beattie

  • RA 2011-2012
  • PhD Student, Sociology & Demography, PSU

Vito D'Orazio

  • RA 2011-2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Amanda Hyde Rebar

  • RA 2011-2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Physical Activity Studies,Central Queensland University

Doug Rice

  • RA 2011-2012
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of Mississippi

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2010-11

Daehee Bak

  • RA 2010-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, Texas Tech University

Xiaozhou Wang

  • RA 2010-2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brown University

Yeying Zhu

  • RA 2010-2011
  • Assist. Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2009-10

Simone Dietrich

  • RA 2009-2010
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of Missouri at Columbia

Eitan Tzelgov

  • RA 2009-2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Varieties of Democracy porject, University of Gothenburg

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2008-09

Claudia Nau

  • RA 2008-2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

Julianna Pacheco

  • RA 2008-2009
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of Iowa

Anna Pechenkina

  • RA 2008-2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2007-08

Satvika Chalasani

  • RA 2007-2008
  • Postdoctoral Fellow with the Population Council in New York

Gregory Luna

  • RA 2007-2008
  • PhD Student, Anthropology, PSU

Melissa Robinson-Long

  • RA 2007-2008
  • Pharmacist, Pinnacle Health

Aiden Wright

  • RA 2007-2008
  • Assist. Professor, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellows, 2006-07

Corey Sparks

  • RA Fall 2006
  • Assist. Professor, Demography and Organization Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

Tatiana Vashchilko

  • RA 2006-2007
  • Faculty, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

SSSP Predoctoral Fellows

Kyle Joyce

  • RA 2004-2005
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of California - Davis

Heather Ondercin

  • RA 2005-2006
  • Assist. Professor, Political Science, University of Mississippi

Hock-Peng Sin

  • RA 2005-2006
  • Assist. Professor, Department of Management & International Business, Florida International University