Staff Directory

Kevin Ulrich

Director

Kevin returned as Director of the Survey Lab in November of 2014. His expertise includes developing and applying strategies to efficiently maximize recruitment and retention of survey participants. Kevin earned both his MA in social science and BA in sociology from the University of Chicago.  Kevin is the Associate Secretary-Treasurer of the Midwest Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) and the Communications Coordinator for the Association of American Survey Research Organizations (AASRO).  In his free time he enjoys backpacking, camping, and swimming in the ocean. 

Contact Kevin for information on consulting services.


Martha Van Haitsma

Co-Director

Martha has co-directed or directed the Survey Lab since its inception in 2001. Martha earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago and her MA from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2014 she received the John M. Kennedy Achievement Award by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO).

Contact Martha for information on courses that she is teaching.


Hillary Hanson

Senior Operations Manager

Hillary began working as an Operations Manager for the Survey Lab in 2011. She earned her MA in social science from the University of Chicago and her BS in psychology from Iowa State University. Hillary specializes in planning, staffing, training, and monitoring progress for large field studies. In addition to her work at the Survey Lab, Hillary enjoys yoga, cooking, and planning her next travel adventure. 


Nicoletta Knoble

Research Specialist

Nicoletta began working as an Operations Assistant for the Survey Lab in 2016. She earned her MA in social science from the University of Chicago and her BA in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, King's College. 


Benjamin Bernard-Herman

Operations Assistant

Survey Lab Operations Assistants work across projects to support daily operations and data collection for the Lab.

Benjamin is a current student in the MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at UChicago. 


Nicholena Honors

Operations Assistant

Survey Lab Operations Assistants work across projects to support daily operations and data collection for the Lab.

Nicholena is a current student in the MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at UChicago.