Melissa has a collection of over 1,000 unique Pez dispensers.
Melissa began her career at Chilton Research Services where she worked on political polling, academic and government surveys, and a wide array of other research projects. She then came to ICR in 1998 as an Account Manager. Melissa founded SSRS with the goal being to create an organization dedicated to quality research and client service. Melissa has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication.
Executive Vice President and Chief Methodologist
David used to have hobbies. Now he has kids.
David has been with SSRS since 2002, and has served as Account Manager, Research Director, and currently as Vice President and Chief Methodologist. David has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication.
Eran N. Ben-Porath
Vice President- Public Opinion Research
Eran is one of very few people walking the earth who has broadcasted NHL games in Hebrew.
Before coming to SSRS in 2008, Eran was a post-graduate fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he was a TV news producer in Israel. Eran has a Ph.D. and an A.M. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Vice President- Policy Research
Robyn cried when the Orioles lost the 1979 World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s when she decided that following sports was a waste of time.
Robyn joined the SSRS team in 2008. Since then, she has directed large- and small-scale research projects in the areas of health care, religion, and public policy. Robyn completed her Ph.D. coursework and received an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to SSRS, Robyn worked as a Project Manager at National Analysts Worldwide.
Vice President of Professional Development & Planning/Senior Research Director
No matter what else is happening, Susan ALWAYS watches the Tony awards.
Susan has been with SSRS since 2008. She has also worked as a Senior Project Manager at National Analysts Worldwide and as an Assistant Research Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University where she directed a program in civic engagement and political participation. Susan received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication and her B.A. from Brandeis University.
Deb didn’t realize having children meant having pets. She’s taken care of a rabbit, turtles, various snakes, hamsters, silk worms, iguanas, tropical fish, lizards, koi, frogs, rats and four cats.
Deb began her career at The Data Group where she managed the Procter and Gamble account for ten years. She has been at ICR and SSRS since 1995 and has worked on market research projects with a wide array of clients in CPG, Legal, PR, Advertising, Durable Goods, Education, Non-Profit, Entertainment, Healthcare and Publishing fields. Deb received her BS in Education with a Math Minor from Bloomsburg University.
A Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder, Sean hopes to attend a Super Bowl victory parade before one of his three young daughters gets married!
Market Research professional with over seventeen years of experience executing market research projects. Responsible for coordination and direction of market research projects for clients in the sports and leisure industries. Primary responsibilities include client contact, survey design, data analysis, and report writing.
Kathy’s two Golden Retrievers, Casey and Abby, think their mommy is really fun but her two cats just put up with her because they want food.
Kathy officially joined the SSRS team 3 years ago, but her career at ICR has spanned over 20 years. She has done extensive work with public opinion research as well as health policy research.
A. J. Jennings
AJ is becoming fluent in sign language. She has also been at this company for over half of her life.
AJ has been with ICR for 25 years. She studied marketing at Penn State University. AJ has been a part of the Social Science division of ICR since its inception (over 10 years).
When he’s not at work, Dan can be found chasing the Philly Phanatic around Citizens Bank Park.
In his 8 years before joining SSRS, Dan has served as Research Manager and Sr. Research Analyst to clients across multiple industries. Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Brockport and an MBA from Penn State.
Bobbie enjoys growing plants and has a windowsill full of constantly flowering African violets to prove it.
Bobbie has over 30 years experience in the market research industry starting as a telephone interviewer. Her forte is checking CATI and Web programs. She has an eye (and ear) for detail and lends a supporting hand for many of SSRS’ studies.
Luis E. Tipan
Being a former Vice-President of 'Sigma Iota Rho', National Honor Society for International Studies, Luis is as much a fan of Academia as he is of his beloved soccer team LDU Quito.
Luis joined SSRS in 2009 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics, International Relations and Hispanic Studies. Luis was formally recognized at the Commencement ceremonies for his academic, leadership and research accomplishments and obtained several grants including one from Penn President, Amy Gutmann.
Lisa is becoming a professional taste tester while her oldest son attends the Restaurant School!
Lisa has been with SSRS for over eight years. She handles the day-to-day administrative responsibilities that keep SSRS running smoothly. Lisa executes operational tasks such as scheduling and billing and provides organizational support to the SSRS team.
This website is powered by Linda’s internal geek and willingness to spend her weekends reading books about web design.
Before joining the SSRS team in 2011, Linda spent three years working as a researcher for GfK Custom Research. Her first 2 years at GfK were spent in their Sao Paulo, Brazil office. Linda graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2007.
Lisa’s passion for research spills over to her leisure time birding activities.
Before joining SSRS in 2012, Lisa worked for nearly 20 years at TNS. She managed custom research in all sectors from focus groups to multiple year tracking studies for Fortune 100 companies. Recalling her avocation, colleagues call her “eagle eyes” for her attention to detail.
Kasey’s first words were Donald Duck.
Before joining SSRS in 2012, Kasey was a Program Coordinator at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Currently, Kasey is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. She also holds her B.A. from Penn.
Brian is a Boston Sports Fan trapped in New Jersey!
Before joining SSRS Brian completed his Masters in Public Policy at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School. A sports fan, Brian is a close follower of the Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots. He lives in Hamilton, NJ with his wife Kristen and son Owen.