Chief Data Officer, SSRS
David Dutwin is Chief Data Officer at SSRS, where his primary responsibilities include sampling design, project oversight, executive oversight, data science applications, weighting and statistical estimation. Particular areas of focus include election polling and modelling; low incidence research methods, specifically with regard to Hispanic and Jewish populations; non-probabilistic sample modelling; address-based designs, small-area dual-frame telephonic approaches, and considerations of total survey error.
An avid member of the AAPOR community, David was Vice-President (2017-18) and President (2018-19). He has served as Conference Chair (2016) and as a member of the Standards, Communications and Heritage Committees. He was the chair of the 2017 Ad Hoc Committee on Call Blocking and Spam Flagging, the co-chair of the 2014 AAPOR Special Task Force on Survey Refusals, and the Seymour Sudman Student Paper award winner at the 2002 national AAPOR conference. David has also contributed to AAPOR education in teaching multiple short courses and webinars. Publications range from peer-reviewed journals including Public Opinion Quarterly, professional practice journals like Survey Practice, and trade journals including Alert! The Magazine of the Marketing Research Association.
David attained his doctorate from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. For over fifteen years, he has taught Research Methods, Rhetorical Theory, Media Effects and other courses as an Adjunct Professor at multiple Universities including West Chester University, the University of Arizona and the University of Washington. He has served as a Research Scholar for the Institute for Jewish and Community Research since 2005.