As the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization, the Institute for Social Research (ISR) is a leader in developing and applying new social science methods and is committed to educating the next generation of social scientists.
We strive to plan and conduct rigorous social science research, disseminate the findings of this research, and train future generations of social scientists:
- To plan and conduct rigorous social science research
- To disseminate the findings of this research, and
- To train future generations of social scientists.
ISR Director Kate Cagney leads the overall strategy and research operation at ISR.
ISR’s Managing Director and administrative leaders play a crucial role in shaping the institute’s research agenda, securing funding, promoting its work, and building a strong community of researchers.
“…teach others to be mentors and plan for how the next generation will bring others along at every career stage.”
ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines.
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST, SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER, INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
Lindsay Ryan is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She received…
PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ECONOMICS, COLLEGE OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS AND RESEARCH PROFESSOR EMERITUS, SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER, INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
MARCIA A VALENSTEIN M.D. COLLEGIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AND PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY PROFESSOR, MEDICAL SCHOOL PROFESSOR OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AND FACULTY ASSOCIATE, SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER, INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
WARREN E MILLER COLLEGIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLLEGE OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS AND RESEARCH PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR POLITICAL STUDIES, INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
Professor Burns studies gender, race, political participation, public opinion, and intergovernmental relations in the American context.
ISR is one the world’s largest and oldest academic survey research organizations, and leader in development and application of social science methods and education.