At Johns Hopkins, Emily Ekins is a lecturer for the Master of Arts in Government program.
Ekins also is a vice president for the Politics and Society department and the director of polling at the Cato Institute. Her research focuses on public opinion, American politics, political psychology, and social movements. She leads the Public Opinion Project in which she designs and conducts national public opinion surveys and experiments. Ekins was previously the director of polling at the Reason Foundation and a research associate at Harvard Business School. Her research has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Politico, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Vox and many other publications. Ekins has also discussed her research on C-SPAN, CNBC, NPR, Fox News, and Fox Business. Her co-authored study on the effects of newspaper op-eds on public opinion was published in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
Ekins holds a Master of Arts and a PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.