Our Team

The Institute’s fifteen dedicated staff members provide exceptional data collection, organization, management, and analysis services to our varied clients. We work closely with our clients and other members of the research team to provide exceptional customer service and high quality deliverables.


Institute of State and Regional Affairs staff are members of the following organizations:

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Founded in 1947, AAPOR is the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the United States. Members come from academia, media, government, the non-profit sector, and private industry.

Staff from the Center for Survey Research are members of AAPOR and adhere to the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices.


American Statistical Association (ASA)

The American Statistical Association has supported statistical science and statisticians since its founding in 1839. According to the ASA, its members come from industry, government, and academia and aim to advance research and promote sound statistical practice.

Staff from the Center for Survey Research are members of ASA and support the organization’s vision to promote the use of statistics and data to drive discovery and data driven decision-making.


Association of Public Data Users (APDU)

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is a national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government statistical data. APDU members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data

Staff from the Pennsylvania State Data Center are members of APDU and the PaSDC Director currently is a member of the Board of Directors.


State Data Center Program

The State Data Center Network are statistical agencies, state demographers, and data-providing organizations for 56 states and territories. The network partners with the U.S. Census Bureau to provide expert analysis, training, and extension of Census products and data in each respective state. A memorandum of agreement between the Bureau and the states and territories defines the partnerships.


Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates and Population Projections (FSCPE/PP)

The FSCPE are statistical agencies, state demographers for the 50 states and DC. The Census Bureau and FSCPE members combine census and administrative records information to produce current population estimates. The FSCPE agencies review and comment on all population and housing unit estimates produced by the Census.