SoDA Graduate Faculty

Committees: SoDA Graduate Faculty

The SoDA Graduate Faculty are those Penn State faculty who may serve as the SoDA chair or co-chair of committees for SoDA dual-title students, and as the SoDA representative member of committees for SoDA doctoral minor students. The official list of SoDA Graduate Faculty is maintained by the Graduate School here.

Appointment to the SoDA Graduate Faculty is made by the SoDA Program Head in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Program Committee. Faculty wishing to be appointed to the SoDA Graduate Faculty should contact the SoDA Program Head, Burt Monroe.

SoDA Graduate Faculty in Dual-Title PhD Programs

Each faculty member is listed once. Many have joint or graduate faculty appointments in other departments and programs.

Human Development and Family Studies

Timothy Brick
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
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
Stephanie Lanza
Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Peter Molenaar
Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Zita Oravecz
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Graduate Faculty, 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

Informatics

Guoray Cai
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Chao-Hsien Chu
Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
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
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
Zhenhui (Jessie) Li
Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Prasenjit Mitra
Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Sarah Rajtmajer
Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2019-), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
David Reitter
Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Co-Director, Applied Cognitive Science Lab
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2017-), Social Data Analytics
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
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
Amulya Yadav
Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences & Technology
Affiliate Faculty, USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society
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

Political Science

Bruce Desmarais
DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science
Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA)
Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Social Data Analytics
Acting Director, BDSS-IGERT (Fall 2016)
Director, IGaP Lab (Interdependence in Government and Policy)
Peter Hatemi
Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Marie Hojnacki
Associate Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Suzanna Linn
Professor of Political Science
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
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)
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
Eric Plutzer
Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
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

Psychology

Jonathan Cook
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Group Identity and Social Perception Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Rick Gilmore
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Michael Hallquist
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Developmental Personality Neuroscience Lab
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
James LeBreton
Professor, Psychology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Director, Measurement and Applied Psychology Laboratory (MAP Lab)
Rustin Meyer
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Contextual Awareness and Situational Assessment (CASA) Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Bradley Wyble
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Wyble Lab
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Sociology

Duane Alwin
McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
Director, Life Course Center
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Daniel DellaPosta
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Diane Felmlee
Professor of Sociology
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
Melissa Hardy
Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-2017), Social Data Analytics
Derek Kreager
Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Stephen Matthews
Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
Director, Program in Demography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Charles Seguin
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
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
Scott Yabiku
Professor of Sociology and Demography
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Statistics

Le Bao
Associate Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
Murali Haran
Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
David Hunter
Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
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
Xiaoyue (Maggie) Niu
Associate Research Professor of Statistics
Managing Director, Statistical Consulting Center
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
Lingzhou Xue
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics