Dr. Scott H. Huffmon
Director, Social & Behavioral Research Laboratory
Dr. Scott Huffmon has more than a decade and a half of experience in the field of survey research and is the founder and Director of the Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory at Winthrop University as well as Professor of political science. In this capacity, he oversees every aspect of lab projects including questionnaire construction, programming of all surveying software including the CATI system, determining sampling frames, establishing appropriate survey methodology, overseeing interviewer training and supervision, establishing protocols for data collection, and conducting data analysis. In reference to this last duty, Huffmon’s secondary field for his Ph.D was quantitative methodology. Additional quantitative training came as a Summer Program Scholar at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan where his studies focused on maximum likelihood analysis and scaling and dimensional analysis. Several of his quantitatively-oriented publications utilize survey data.
Operations Manager, Social & Behavioral Research Laboratory
Allie Briggs received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Winthrop University in 2013. In addition to standard coursework in research methodology, she completed coursework on public opinion and advanced survey methodology. Since 2010, she has worked in nearly every aspect of survey research including experience as an interviewer, supervisor, and a survey programmer. Additionally, she has designed and executed survey research for her own research projects, including a survey of undergraduates' perspectives on the role of higher education and their role as students. She has presented this, and other research, at multiple conferences including the South Carolina Political Science Association and the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Allie is also an occasional artist who employs mixed media in 2 dimensional design and has been featured in a York County Center for the Arts showcase.