ICPSR Summer Program welcomes interim director Michael Traugott

Schneider and Traugott

We are very pleased to announce that Michael Traugott will be interim director of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods beginning January 1, 2020. We are sad to announce as well the departure of Saundra Schneider who has led the summer program for the last 5 1/2 years, and has taught in the program since 1988! Sandy has done wonderful things for the program, increasing and diversifying its enrollments and its course offerings. We wish her the very best in her retirement.

Mike Traugott is Research Professor Emeritus in the Center for Political Studies, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Communication Studies. Mike first taught in the ICPSR Summer Program in 1969, while he was a doctoral student in political science at the University of Michigan. He taught in the Summer Program throughout the 1970s, during which time he was also director of multiple archives and projects at ICPSR. He is a faculty member in the Survey Research Center's Program in Survey Methodology, the author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles on political opinion polling and the impact of media on American politics, and the Principal Investigator of "A Social Science Collaboration for Research on Communication and Learning based upon Big Data" sponsored by the Michigan Institute on Data Science (MIDAS). We are thrilled that he has agreed to return to ICPSR to take on the leadership of this storied program.

ICPSR will be conducting a search for a new permanent academic director for the ICPSR Summer Program. More information will be provided in the coming months. Questions or expressions of interest should be directed to me at MaggieL@umich.edu.


Margaret C. Levenstein

Director, ICPSR

Dec 10, 2019

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