David P. Redlawsk
Dr. David Redlawsk is the Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Redlawsk received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Rutgers University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Duke University. His research focuses on campaigns, elections, the role of information in voter decision making and on emotional responses to campaign information. He has received several grants to support his research from the National Science Foundation, and is a past member of the Board of the American National Election Studies. His most recent book is The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, with Kyle Mattes, published by the University of Chicago Press.
Ashley Koning is the Assistant Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is also currently a PhD candidate in the political science department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with concentrations in American politics, women and politics, and methodology. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a special focus on framing and gender. She currently holds positions on both the boards of the New York and Pennsylvania/New Jersey chapters of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Additionally, she has been a lecturer for Douglass Residential College and the political science department at Rutgers. She has also served as an action project advisor for the Center for American Women and Politics’ New Leadership New Jersey Program in the past. Prior to Rutgers, Ashley obtained a Masters in political science from Columbia University and a BA in government and music from Franklin & Marshall College. She also worked on campaigns in both New York and New Jersey, as well as directed Franklin & Marshall’s segment of the international V-Day movement against violence toward women and girls for multiple years.
Dr. Debra Borie-Holtz is the Special Projects Manager for The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Debbie is responsible for coordinating survey research projects for ECPIP’s outside clients including non-profits, government and academic organizations. Dr. Borie-Holtz manages the project including assessing client needs, establishing a sampling plan, developing the survey instrument, ensuring quality control of data collection operations, directing the data analysis and preparing the client deliverables. She is also on the faculty at the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Dr. Borie-Holtz received her master’s degree in Public Affairs and Politics and her doctorate in Planning and Public Policy from the Bloustein School. She has been an instructor at Rutgers teaching writing, public policy, and method courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 2006.
Bill Valocchi is the Field Director for The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Bill has over twenty years of experience as a senior project manager and supervisor. He has designed surveys for both public and private clients and has analyzed large data sets. Bill has also managed and supervised a research center call center. He is a licensed planner in the State of New Jersey and is certified as a planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master Degree in Urban Studies.
Kathleen Rogers is the Graduate Assistant for The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is beginning her graduate studies in the political science department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with concentrations in women and politics, American politics, and methodology. Her research primarily focuses on the representation of women in American politics. She received her BA in political science and women’s & gender studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, where she worked as the Assistant Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and as a Writing Tutor. She has also worked in U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York City office.
Virginia Tangel is the methodologist at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, where she deals with study design, sample design, and the creation of weights. She is a doctoral student studying the social sciences. Virginia’s main academic interests lie in epidemiology, labor markets, econometrics, and methodology. She holds a Graduate Fellowship at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.
Liz Kantor is the Senior Data Archivist for ECPIP. Previously, she worked with ECPIP as an Aresty Undergraduate Research Assistant studying survey weighting, and as a General Research Intern. She is a double major in Political Science and Statistics in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program in the class of 2016. In addition to her work at ECPIP, she was a Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow with the U.S. Census Bureau in the summer of 2014. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in survey methodology after graduation.
Kimberly is the current Website Designer. She is a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and Informatics. She is also currently interning at Sivantos Group in the Business Development Department. She plans to enter the work force and find a job in the web design and development field.
Chisa Egbelu is a Public Relations and Social Media intern for the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute of Politics. He is a junior at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies and minoring in Digital Communication, Information, and Media. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and before attending Rutgers, served as an advisor to Mayor Kip Holden on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council for the city of Baton Rouge. Egbelu is currently the executive producer of WRSU Rutgers Radio’s leading show, Rutgers Recess, the president and captain of the Rutgers University Quidditch team and a runner for ESPN. Egbelu’s aspirations include working in television/radio and media production as well as becoming a host for a nationally syndicated program. Within his lifetime Egbelu also has plans of becoming a public servant and entering politics.
Cecilia Schiavo is a junior at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication & Information. She is double majoring in Journalism & Media Studies and Political Science with a minor in Italian. She is a part of many clubs on campus and at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, she works as a social media/PR intern. She hopes to become a writer for a news station one day if her dream of gaining the Presidential Office does not work out.
Robert Norman Cartmell is a data visualization and graphic representation intern at the Rutgers Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He is junior at Rutgers University in the school of Arts and Sciences and plans to graduate in June of 2016. Robert is a statistics/mathematics major who is also taking a concentration of economics courses to pursue a career as an actuary. After graduation Robert plans on either attending graduate school or attaining a position in the field of actuarial science.
Mihir Dixit is a data visualization intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He is a second-year undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers looking to earn a dual degree in computer science and statistics with a minor in South Asian literature and language. After graduation, he plans to further his education in statistics related field.
Gopal Velagala is a a general research intern for ECPIP. He is currently a sophomore in the school or arts and sciences majoring in Economics and Political Science, and is minoring in Statistics and Public Health. He hopes to one day become a political consultant and be a part of policy making and elections in this country. He is also a part of the Institute of Domestic and International Affairs and is also a tutor at Rutgers.
Sonni Waknin is a general research intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is in her second year at Rutgers University and is pursuing a double major in Political Science and History. She is also planning to minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is also an outreach intern for the Monmouth County Democrats. She hopes to go to law school in the future and practice Constitutional Law.
Evan Covello is a general research intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Evan is a second-year student at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Sciences. He serves as an elected member of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) with the position of Livingston Campus Senator. He is also the RUSA Liaison to the Big Ten Conference. Evan’s academic interests include public policy, communication, and economics. Evan aspires to take on leadership roles in whatever occupation taken in the future, and to maybe even hold public office.
Carly Frank is a junior at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Organizational Leadership and Labor Studies. She is a sister of Sigma Kappa and she can’t wait to get involved at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. After graduation, she hopes to have a career in politics.
Natalie is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Political Science with a double minor in History and Digital Communications. After completing her Bachelor's degree at Rutgers, she hopes to continue her studies in politics in the hopes to obtain a Master's degree or PhD. In addition to being a part of organizations at Rutgers, she has also interned for New Jersey State Legislators and loves visiting the State House in Trenton. She is very excited to be a part of ECPIP and gain first hand experience with the organization.
Zach Goldfarb is exciting to be joining the ECPIP team this year as a general research intern. He is currently a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and is majoring in the joint History-Political Science major. In addition to working at ECPIP, he is an Undergraduate Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Vice President of the on campus organization, Rutgers for Hillary. He aspires to one day attend law school and pursue a career in immigration law.
Abigail Orr is a Junior at Rutgers University, College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Geography. She spent last summer interning for a NJ Assemblyman where she researched a bill to be presented to the NJ legislature. Abby's passion is campaigning and the whole process of going from being a candidate to being in office. Outside of academics, Abby's interests include all forms of dance but primarily ballet and tap. Even if she's sitting down, it's not uncommon to find her feet moving, especially if the music is something she's danced to in the past.
Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
Assistant Director, The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
Special Projects Manager
Senior Data Archivist
Social Media and Public Relations
Social Media and Public Relations
Data Visualization & Graphic Representation
Data Visualization & Graphics Representation