Manager, Program Assessment
Alexandra Cooper serves as Associate Director for Education and Training at Duke's Social Science Research Institute and as Associate Director for the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology. She is committed to serving Duke scholars across all levels – from undergraduates through senior faculty – by ensuring they have access to the training and support they need to learn and apply the tools and methods of the social sciences. She guides and directs a wide range of collaborative educational programming and services and provides targeted just-in-time training to research teams across Duke. She also devotes effort to a wide range of research projects, supporting both quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, analysis, and reporting. She collaborates with colleagues within and beyond SSRI and Duke to ensure the availability of programming and resources that support the mission of the University, foster diverse collaborations, and respond to the needs of the Duke community
Prior to joining SSRI, she held faculty positions at Lafayette College and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She holds a B.A. in Political and Social Thought and in French from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
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