Simon Jackman – Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.
Simon Jackman’s research centers on American electoral politics, public opinion, democratic representation and the art and science of survey research. He currently serves as one of the principal investigators of the American National Election Studies, the longest running and most respected study of political behavior and attitudes in social science. In recent years Jackman has investigated the use of Internet as a platform for survey research, to better track the evolution of public opinion and produce more politically relevant assessments of American political attitudes. In 2007-08 he was one of the principal investigators of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project, an Internet-based, six-wave, longitudinal study of the American electorate leading up to the 2008 Presidential election. In 2009 he published a statistics text, Bayesian Analysis for the Social Sciences, and is a former president of the Society for Political Methodology. Jackman is an associate editor of Annual Reviews of Political Science and Political Analysis. Jackman has taught at Stanford University since 1997, and has also had faculty appointments at the University of Chicago, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney.