Robert Bird, Adjunct Faculty
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. My substantive research interests center on American Politics and include political communication, political behavior, political advertising, and mass media. Additionally, I am interested in quantitative research methods, and using new research methods such as text analysis and machine learning to answers substantively interesting questions in political science.
I am also a data scientist at the Gallup Organization where I work on a variety of projects, including survey weighting, survey data methodology, text analysis and data visualization. In addition, I am very passionate about both learning and teaching. I have taught statistics and quantitative methods courses throughout my graduate student career at both the graduate and undergraduate level. I am also an avid statistical programmer and have taught classes in data analysis using R, STATA, Python and other statistical software tools.