Karly Dougherty, B.A.

Karly Dougherty joined the SESRC team in July of 2020. She is a member of the supervisory team responsible for project deadlines and administration of data collection. She received a Bachelors in Psychology with a Research Concentration from Gonzaga University in 2018. She oversees all phases of large-scale mailings, develops part-time employees’ schedules and monitors attendance. Karly trains interviewers on specialized projects, to ensure a streamlined interview process and quality data collection.

Adam McKee, Ph. D.

Adam McKee joined the SESRC in April 2020. He has his Ph.D. in Sociology and graduate-level training in qualitative and quantitative methods. As a project manager, Adam assists in designing and performing evaluations on large, federally funded grants. Adam performs statistical analysis in SPSS and STATA and thematic coding and analysis in MAXQDA and NVivo. His independent research is featured in peer-reviewed publications and an edited volume.

Thom Allen, B.A.

Mr. Allen, study director and web survey specialist, is responsible for implementing and managing survey research projects at SESRC. He has served as project director for survey methods research at the center over the past two decades and is expert at administering multi-mode data collection projects. Mr. Allen has years of experience applying visual design principles to web and paper/pencil surveys. He has also spent the past ten years at SESRC managing software development activities for the Washington State Department of Transportation Commute Trip Reduction project. Prior to becoming a study director Mr. Allen served as a survey supervisor and data collection manager. He has a … » More …

Ian Kessack, B.S.

Ian has been working with SESRC for 2 and a half years, he has a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Biology. He is a member of the supervisory team responsible for project deadlines and administration of data collection. He oversees all phases of large scale mailings, develops part-time employees’ schedules and monitors attendance. Additionally, Ian trains interviewers on specialized projects, to ensure a streamlined interview process and quality data collection.

James McCall, Ph. D.

James McCall

James McCall joined the SESRC in June 2019. He has his Ph.D. in Sociology and graduate level training in quantitative methods. As a project manager, James is responsible for managing all aspects of survey research projects including client interaction, project planning, survey questionnaire design (respondent correspondences, web-survey programming, and paper questionnaire design), survey implementation, sample management, data management and analysis, and report preparation. James also helps oversee the SESRC Survey Design Clinic, a graduate student led survey consulting group.

Kent Miller, M.A.

Kent Miller, with the SESRC since 1992, has a M.A. in Sociology. He has held many positions with the center including Program Operation Lead, Project Manager, Data Collection Supervisor, and Research Survey Supervisor. Kent leads the Project Management unit.  In his role as a Project Manager, he is responsible for client interactions, project planning, developing questionnaires, respondent correspondence, and other related survey materials. He is also responsible for managing complex mixed-mode projects including telephone, paper, and web-based surveys. He completes projects by preparing data reports that describe survey background, project processes, and survey results.

Breckenridge ‘Bridge’ Morgan, M.A.

Breckenridge Morgan joined the SESRC team in July of 2018. He is a member of the supervisory team responsible for project deadlines and administration of data collection. He received a Bachelors in Political Science from Washington State University in 2016, and received a Master’s in Political Science from WSU in 2018. He oversees all phases of large scale mailings, develops part-time employees’ schedules and monitors attendance. Breckenridge trains interviewers on specialized projects, to ensure a streamlined interview process and quality data collection.

Nathan Palmer, M.S.

Nathan Palmer has been working at the SESRC since 2012 and earned a Masters of Science in Statistics that same year. Mr. Palmer is responsible for the management and storage of all data files. In that responsibility, Mr. Palmer manages and clean the data files during the data collection period, then finalizes the dataset. Mr. Palmer also advises project directors and clients on the design, programming and interpretation of analysis; and reports on various aspects of the collected data.

Lauren Scott, Ph.D.

Lauren Scott joined the SESRC in September 2018. She has her Ph.D. in Sociology and graduate-level training in qualitative and quantitative methods. As a project manager, Lauren is responsible for managing all aspects of survey research projects including client interaction, project planning, survey questionnaire and material design, sample management, and survey implementation.

Dan Vakoch, M.S.

Dan Vakoch has an M.S. in Zoology, and has worked with SESRC since 1993. Dan Vakoch has over 21 years of survey research analysis experience. As a Scientific Programmer and Data Analyst, Mr. Vakoch is responsible for SAS programming and statistical analysis on projects. Mr. Vakoch had served as a SAS, statistical, and data analyses consultant at Washington State University’s Statistics Department for more than 10 years.