David Dutwin, Ph.D.

SSRS Executive Vice President & Chief Methodologist

David Dutwin, Ph.D., is primarily responsible for sampling designs, project management, executive oversight, weighting and statistical estimation.  He is an active member of the survey research community, having served in the American Association for Public Opinion Research since joining the organization in 1998.  He has been a member of the Standards, Communications, and Heritage Committees, co-chaired the Task Force on Survey Refusals and chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Spam Flagging and Call Blocking.  He has taught multiple short courses and webinars, and was the Student Paper winner of 2002.  He was elected to Executive Council in 2015 and served as the 2016 Conference Chair.  He was elected to the AAPOR Executive Council again in 2017 and served as the 2017 Vice President/President-Elect. He now will serve as President in 2018-19 and as Past President in 2019-20.

In addition to his work with AAPOR and SSRS, David is a Senior Fellow with the Program for Opinion Research and Election Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught Research Methods, Rhetorical Theory, Media Effects and other courses as an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University and the University of Pennsylvania since 2003.  David is also a Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research.  His publications are wide-ranging and include a 2008 book on media effects and parenting; methodology articles for Survey Practice; the MRA magazine Alert!; and other publications; and a range of client reports, including one on Hispanic acceptance of LGBT which he presented to a Congressional briefing in 2012. His 2017 article in Public Opinion Quarterly on data quality in low response rate telephone surveys and non-probability surveys is highly regarded and cited.

He holds a Masters of Communication from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Communication and Public Opinion from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  David attained his Bachelors in Political Science and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fun Fact

David is an avid snowboarder.