Krista Jenkins (PhD, Rutgers University) is Executive Director of PublicMind and associate professor of political science. She specializes in youth politics and the politics of gender and is the co-author of several books, including A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen, Oxford University Press 2006 (with Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina, and Michael X. Delli Carpini). [has a webpage]
Peter Woolley (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is Professor of Comparative Politics, a co-founder of PublicMind, and its founding Executive Director from 2002-2012. His research in public opinion and his political commentary have been cited in news outlets from the Sydney Morning Herald to the Washington Post and the Trenton Times, from NJN to CNN, and in newspapers from Alaska's Ketchikan Daily News to the Miami Herald. He now serves as Provost for FDU's College at Florham. [has a webpage]
Rich Higginson (M.A. Hofstra University) is PublicMind's Director of Market Research. He has 20 years of experience in business-to-business research and business-to-consumer research. He undertakes quantitative and qualitative research projects from design to analysis. His academic research analyzes the design and effectiveness of focus groups.
Bruce Larson (Ph.D., University of Virginia), professor of political science at Gettyburg College, specializes in election and campaign finance law. He is co-editor with Larry J. Sabato of Dangerous Democracy and co-author with Larry J. Sabato of The Party's Just Begun, 2nd ed. [has a web page]
Dan Cassino (Ph.D. Stony Brook) teaches political science and specializes in political psychology and cognition. His research focuses on how voters form opinions about candidates and issues and the role of emotion in this process, as well as its impact on voting and other behavioral outcomes.
Leroy J. Jones, Jr. (M.S., NJIT) served four terms in the New Jersey state legislature and as a Essex County freeholder. He is now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton based consulting firm. Mr. Jones can be reached at 609-394-0888. [has a webpage]
Caroline Lego Munoz (Ph.D., Auburn University ) specializes in marketing and consumer behavior and is a certified focus group moderator. Her research interests include themed environments, reality television, marketing pedagogy, and apparel.
James Almeida (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) specializes in the development of strategic plans and business plans for entrepreneurial ventures. Almeida also serves on the advisory board of several technology-based startups in healthcare and education. His research in the area of entrepreneurship and international business has been published in the leading journals of those disciplines [has a webpage]
Ethné Swartz (Ph.D. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) specializes in entrepreneurship and strategic management, and is founder of the Female Entrepreneurs' Alliance , based at Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University . She is co-author of "Business Continuity Management: A Crisis Management Approach " and has published in Long Range Planning and Business Horizons .
Sorin A. Tuluca (D.B.A., Cleveland State University) specializes in financial markets, corporate finance and derivatives. His academic papers have been presented at more than 25 national and international conferences and are published in leading journals. [has a webpage]
Bruce Peabody (Ph.D. Univ. of Texas, Austin) specializes in judicial process and co-ordinates FDU's pre-law and legal studies. He has a record of publishing in many venues including: the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary, the Minnesota Law Review, The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, Magill's Legal Guide, and the Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court. [has a webpage]
Rick Thigpen (J.D., Columbia University Law School) is a former Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic Party and now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs a Trenton based consulting firm, as well as a frequent commentator on NJN News. Rick Thigpen has a taken a leave to become Vice President for Governmental Relations at PSE&G.
Jim Hutton (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin) specializes in consumer opinion and marketing. He is a public relations consultant for major corporations and non-profits. [has a webpage]
Ann Huser (M.S. MIT) specializes in brand management: how to use advertising and promotion to build brand equity. Her professional experience includes media planning, general management, strategic planning, brand management and advertising. She has worked for Needham, Harper and Steers Advertising Agency (now part of Bcom3), Harvard Business School, University of Cincinnati, Gulf Oil Corporation, General Foods Corporation (now part of Kraft Foods), Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Creative Solutions Advertising Agency (formerly NCI/Masterson, part of Nelson Communications, now part of Publicis). [has a webpage]
Mark P. Campbell (Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania). Mark is a nationally respected campaign consultant and a principal with the Republican political consulting firm of Campbell & Campbell Campaigns, Inc. Mark is also an instructor at the Republican National Committee's Campaign Management College, as well as a consultant to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in Washington DC. Dr. Mark Campbell can be reached at 973-331-0055.
Jamie W. Jurgaitis (MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University) is Project Manager and oversees programming and sample management, survey design, hardware maintenance, software maintenance and daily office management of the phone center. He is Vice President and General Manager at TMR, Inc.
Roger Koppl (Ph.D. Auburn University) is the Director of the Institute for Forensic Science Administration as well Professor of Economics and Finance. He has served on the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School, Auburn University, and Auburn University at Montgomery and held visiting positions at George Mason University, New York University, and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. [has a webpage]
Michael P. Torpey (J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law). Michael is a former Chief of Staff to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and served as New Jersey Director of Campaign Operations for Bush-Cheney '04. He is now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton based consulting firm, Michael Torpey, Esq., can be reached at 609-394-0888. [has a webpage]
Many other specialists and faculty experts are associated with FDU's PublicMind and are available for consultation and research.