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Huffmon, ScottDr. Scott H. Huffmon
Executive Director, Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research

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 Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research 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.





Summersby Okey
Assistant Director, Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research

Summersby Okey (2013, 2015) graduated from Winthrop in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. After finishing her BA, Summersby once again attended Winthrop and graduated in May 2015 with a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Political and Civic Engagement. Summersby worked for 2 years as the Program Assistant for the Philosophy & Religious Studies and Sociology & Anthropology departments at Winthrop University, before transitioning to her role as the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research. Summersby also teaches HMXP 102- The Human Experience: Who Am I? and Political Science 201- Intro to American Government.

Last Updated: 7/3/19