Dr. Susan M. Johnson, Director
Susan Johnson is an Associate Professor and Chair in the UW-Whitewater Political Science Department. In the past, she has been involved in multiple research projects that involve survey research design, implementation and analysis. One project, a study of Hispanic voting behavior in a neighborhood in Chicago, included survey design, as well as sample selection, telephone interviews, data entry and data analysis. Subsequent research has included the design and implementation of survey research projects looking at the impact of exposure to diversity on university students and students’ expectations and perceptions of online classes. In both of these instances as well, she designed the survey instrument, managed the sampling and data collection and analyzed the data. In her work on the Whitewater Visioning Task Force she assisted in the interpretation of the data analysis conducted by an outside research firm.
Dr. Jolly A. Emrey, Director
Jolly Emrey is an Associate Professor in the UW-Whitewater Political Science Department. Her experience includes a published study on the use of the internet for survey research. She also received grant money while a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire from two sources for a project that studied the efficacy of community policing techniques in rural New Hampshire. In addition, she conducted field research in two rural counties in the state of Georgia evaluating the implementation and impact of Georgia’s welfare reform policies. As a primary research analyst she also compiled and analyzed data for a “best practices” website to be used by a variety of stakeholders seeking to enact and implement welfare reform programs. She was also part of a team at California State University analyzing data that tracked a variety of student outcomes such as retention and graduation rates.