Pamela Hunter

Pamela Hunter

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present


Arizona State University
  • Teach undergraduate courses in American politics including courses on the American presidency, current events, critical thinking and writing skills, and research methods.
  • Teach both online and in-class.
  • Approximately 350 students per semester.
  • Will be teaching an online course in fall 2010.
Jul 2005 - Jul 2009

Manager, Survey Research & Analysis

Institute for Social Science Research
  • Established the Survey Research and Analysis Section of the Institute for Social Science Research.
  • Conducted original survey research (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Responsible for conducting telephone, mail, web and in person surveys.
  • Responsible for research from initial strategy and proposal to providing data in a written report and/or PowerPoint presentation.
  • Wrote proposals, questionnaires, focus group guides, and reports.
  • Analyzed data.
  • Conducted focus groups from recruiting participants to moderating.
  • Evaluated grants and provided reports to grantors on the effectiveness of programs.
  • Conducted research for various units of ASU including surveys of graduating students, Native American students, freshmen (a longitudinal study), faculty and students on the effectiveness of the library’s website, faculty perceptions of the needs of international students, alumni, and faculty, staff and students at ASU’s School of Engineering to provide information for strategies to raise the school’s rankings.
  • Worked with large databases. (More than 50,000 students at ASU.)
  • Familiar with PeopleSoft queries.
  • Responsible for budgets.
  • Supervised staff.
Apr 2004 - Jul 2005

Senior Associate

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates
  • Conducted original survey research.
  • Responsible for research from initial conception and proposal to providing data in a written report and/or PowerPoint presentation.
  • Researched topics ranging from land use to taxes to evaluating First Five Los Angeles.
  • Provided research for political candidates and ballot propositions or measures.
  • Wrote proposals, questionnaires, focus group guides, and reports.
  • Made recommendations for action.
  • Conducted focus groups including establishing recruitment criteria.
  • Weighted data.
  • Used appropriate statistical methods.
  • Worked with vendors such as calling centers and sample providers.
  • Supervised support staff and junior researcher.
  • Presented findings to a non-technical audience.
Jun 2001 - Apr 2004


Center for Survey Research & Analysis, Stamford
  • Conducted original survey research.
  • Research topics included institutional assessments for the campus branch in Stamford. (The main campus was in Storrs.)
  • Facilitator for the CT State Public Health Department in determining management strategies and for the US Department of Homeland Security on why funds were not reaching smaller cities.
  • Taught graduate courses on survey research methodology.
  • Managed entire research process from initial strategy and proposal to providing data in a written report and/or PowerPoint presentation.
  • Supervised quality control.
  • Presented data to clients.
  • Client development.
  • Used SPSS to compile and statistically analyze data.
Sep 1999 - Jun 2001

Senior Analyst

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Conducted qualitative research for the Gore Lieberman 2000 campaign.
  • Conducted surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews throughout the world.
  • Constructed research designs.
  • Conducted research on a wide variety of topics such as mental health, education and politics.
  • Wrote proposals, questionnaires, focus group guides, and reports.
  • Presented data to clients.
  • Supervised junior research staff.
  • Applied data to situations by providing advice, insight and strategies to help clients reach their goals.
Aug 1996 - May 1999

Manager/Assistant editor

Roper Center
  • Managed a project in which Japanese public opinion polls were collected, translated into English, and then placed on the Internet.
  • Edited articles for the magazine Public Perspectives (a publication about polling).
  • Collected and prepared polling data for inclusion at the Roper Center, the largest archive of public opinion data in the world.
  • Conducted research as requested by the Director of the Roper Center.




Sonoma State University


Arizona State University


University of Connecticut