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C-SoDA Director and SoDA Program Head

Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics
Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
William and Monica DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science

C-SoDA Associate Director and SoDA Graduate Director

Liying Luo
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics

SoDA Undergraduate Director

Amy Linch
Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Social Data Analytics
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
(814) 863-0743

C-SoDA Postdoctoral Scholars

No associated faculty/staff

Faculty

Duane Alwin
McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
Director, Life Course Center
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Le Bao
Associate Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Timothy Brick
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Guoray Cai
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Guido Cervone
Associate Professor of Geography
Director, Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory
Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Guangqing Chi
Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
Director, Computational and Spatial Analysis Core, Population Research Institute
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Chao-Hsien Chu
Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Linda Collins
Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, and Statistics
Director, The Methodology Center
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Jonathan Cook
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Group Identity and Social Perception Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Daniel DellaPosta
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics
Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
William and Monica DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science
Diane Felmlee
Professor of Sociology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Zachary Fisher
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Christopher Fowler
Associate Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Lee Giles
David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory
Graduate Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
Professor (by courtesy), Supply Chain and Information Systems
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-17), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Rick Gilmore
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Corina Graif
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Research Associate, Population Research Institute
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Murali Haran
Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Melissa Hardy
Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-2017), Social Data Analytics
Peter Hatemi
Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Frank Hillary
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Brain Injury and Plasticity Lab, Penn State Clinical Neuropsychology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Marie Hojnacki
Associate Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Vasant Honavar
Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics
Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory
Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
David Hunter
Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Daniel Kifer
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Alexander Klippel
Associate Professor of Geography
Director, ChoroPhronesis
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Derek Kreager
Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Soundar Kumara
Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Jeremy Ladd
Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics
Stephanie Lanza
Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
James LeBreton
Professor, Psychology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Director, Measurement and Applied Psychology Laboratory (MAP Lab)
Wang-Chien Lee
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Intelligent Pervasive Data Access Group (iPDA)
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Runze Li
Eberly Family Chair Professor of Statistics and Public Health Sciences
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Jia Li
Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Zhenhui (Jessie) Li
Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Amy Linch
Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Social Data Analytics
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
(814) 863-0743
Suzanna Linn
Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Xiaofei Lu
Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Liying Luo
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics
Alan MacEachren
Professor of Geography
Director, GeoVISTA Center
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2015-2019), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Kamesh Madduri
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
(814) 865-0883
Stephen Matthews
Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
Director, Program in Demography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Rustin Meyer
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Contextual Awareness and Situational Assessment (CASA) Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Haylee (Hanyi) Min
Assistant professor, psychology
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Prasenjit Mitra
Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Peter Molenaar
Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Burt Monroe
Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, & Informatics
Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
Director and Principal Investigator, BDSS-IGERT (2012-2018)
Director, Quantitative Social Science Initiative [QuaSSI] (2006-2018)
Kari Lock Morgan
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Kevin Munger
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Michael Nelson
Associate Professor, Political Science
Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Xiaoyue (Maggie) Niu
Associate Research Professor of Statistics
Managing Director, Statistical Consulting Center
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Zita Oravecz
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Bing Pan
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Rebecca Passonneau
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Eric Plutzer
Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Sarah Rajtmajer
Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2019-), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Nilam Ram
Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, and Psychology
Co-Director, StudioLab
Core Faculty, QuantDev (Quantitative Development Systems Methodology)
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Frank Ritter
Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, Psychology, and Computer Science & Engineering
Co-Director, Applied Cognitive Science Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Anthony Robinson
Assistant Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Charles Seguin
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Lijiang (L J) Shen
Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic
Professor of Statistics
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Rachel Smith
Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Farnaz Tehranchi
Assistant Professor of School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Director, Human-Centered AI Research Laboratory
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Conrad Tucker
Associate Professor of Engineering Design, Industrial Engineering, and Computer Science
Director, Design Analysis Technology Advancement (DATA) Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Ashton M. Verdery
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2017-), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
James Wang
Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Co-Director, Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Shomir Wilson
Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Bradley Wyble
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Wyble Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Lingzhou Xue
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Scott Yabiku
Professor of Sociology and Demography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
John Yen
University Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Computer Science & Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, Knowledge Visualization Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Bu Zhong
Associate Professor of Journalism, College of Communications
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Christopher Zorn
Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science
Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
Associate Director, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Staff

Kristy Boob
Graduate Staff Coordinator (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 863-1595
Stacy Fox
Program Coordinator, BDSS-IGERT
Administrative Support Assistant, Political Science / SoDA
Jodi Guy
Administrative Assistant, Center for Social Data Analytics
(814) 867-2720
Angela Hill
Undergraduate Staff Coordinator (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 865-4597
Kristie Kalvin
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
Greg Nolan
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
Mia Parise
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 865-4597