Dr. Peter Francia

Director of the Center for Survey Research: Peter L. Francia, Ph.D​

Peter L. Francia (PhD, University of Maryland) is Director of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Center for Survey Research and is professor of political science at East Carolina University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various topics related to American elections and public opinion. Dr. Francia’s insights on American politics have been included in the press accounts of national media outlets including CNN, National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
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Brewster – Classroom Building A-101

Dr. Mark Bowler

Director of Grants and Contracts: Mark C. Bowler, Ph.D​

Mark C. Bowler (PhD, University of Tennessee) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University where he is a faculty member of the Master’s degree program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the director of the doctoral concentration in Occupational Health Psychology. His current research is focused on employee engagement, counterproductive behavior, and leadership. His research has been published in journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Group and Organization Management.
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Dr. Jonathan Morris

Director of Polling: Jonathan S. Morris, Ph.D

Jonathan S. Morris (PhD, Purdue University) is professor of political science at East Carolina University. His research focuses on the media and politics, including political humor, cable news, and political communication on social media. He is co-author of Politics is a Joke! How TV Comedians are Remaking Political Life, and has published in several journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, Political Communication, and Sociological Forum.
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Brewster – Classroom Building A-121

Toby Board

Data Analyst: Toby E. Board

Toby is involved in the management and analysis of project data as well as consultation with current and future clients. Toby is a doctoral student in the Occupational Health Psychology program at East Carolina University. Toby received a Master’s in General Theoretical Psychology from East Carolina University as well as a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.


The CSR staff are members of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and Southern Association for Public Opinion Research. The Center is also an institutional member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.