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 an associate 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
Lane Lovegrove has been involved with survey research for the past three years working on projects for York, Greenwood, and Anderson counties and also co-programmed the Winthrop Poll with SBRL director Scott Huffmon, Ph.D., political science. Lovegrove is a William J. Blough award winner for undergraduate research in International Political Economics and has been published in the Winthrop University College of Arts and Sciences Book of Abstracts 2006 for Neo-Colonial Assimilados: Understanding Neo-Imperialism and Structural Adjustment Through a Practical Examination of Contemporary Mozambique. He provided research for “School Board Elections, Desegregation, & Black Political Representation: A study of South Carolina School Boards” as an assistant researcher for Karen Kedrowski, Ph.D. and Stephen S. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Political Science. He holds an associate’s degree from Spartanburg Methodist College and a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University.