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MAPOR Announcements


New MAPOR Fellow

MAPOR named John Stevenson 2017 MAPOR Fellow. He was honored at the 2017 annual conference for having made significant contributions to MAPOR through service to the organization, leadership, and scholarship. John Stevenson is the Associate Director for Research Services at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center.

2017 MAPOR Student Paper Awards

On behalf of MAPOR Fellows, 2016 Fellows Julie Andsager and Joe Murphy announced the winners of the student paper awards:

Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper

Yangsun Hong, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Social media use, exposure to disagreement, and offline expressive participation: The moderating role of self-censorship


2017 Allan McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper

Felicitas Mittereder, University of Michigan

Can previous response behavior predict future breakoff in Web surveys?


Click here for more information on the MAPOR student paper awards and a list of past winners.


2017 MAPOR Election Results

MAPOR is pleased to announce the election results:

·         Vice-President/President-elect: Ipek Bilgen

·         Associate Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski


MAPOR Strategic Plan Progress Updates

On October 15, 2014, MAPOR Executive Council adopted MAPOR’s current Strategic Plan. This strategic plan is to identify key initiatives that are underway at MAPOR and set the stage for MAPOR’s growth for the next five years (through 2019). To update our members on our progress on meeting the goals and strategic objectives included in the Plan, in November 2017 MAPOR Executive Council released a Progress Update.  Click here to read more.



AAPOR held its annual conference from May 18-21, 2017 in New Orleans and MAPORites were participating and contributing! Click here to see highlights of the contributions of MAPOR members.

Congratulations to Jolene Smyth (MAPOR Secretary-Treasurer) and her collaborators for the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award!








  2017 Annual MAPOR Conference


Taking Charge of Change:
Shaping the Future of Public Opinion, Communication, and Survey Research

The annual MAPOR conference was held on November 17 and 18, 2017 in Chicago’s Embassy Suites Hotel. Click here to see the 2017 conference program and information on past conferences.


Pedagogy Hour



Mollyann Brodie

Kaiser Family Foundation

Keynote speaker

The Role of Surveys in the Era of ‘Big Data’

Mario Callegaro

Google UK, London

Winter 2018 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is

available here. This edition

contains updates on what the

Executive Council has been

working on, 2017 budget

update and strategic investments,

and the first MAPOR Webinar of the year. It also

features MAPOR sponsors and MAPORtraits!

To view past newsletters, click here.

MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar Series


·         2018 Winter Webinar (Masahiko Aida)

·         2017 Spring Webinar (Pablo J. Boczkowski)

·         2016 Fall Webinar (Mandy Sha & Margaret Roller)

·         2016 Spring Webinar (Tom Johnson)

·         2015 Webinar (Colm O’Muircheartaigh)

·         2014 inaugural Webinar series (Jolene D. Smyth | Dietram A. Scheufele)

MAPORNet is launched!

MAPOR members have a new benefit – MAPORNet. MAPORNet is a listserv for MAPOR members to communicate with each other and subscription is needed. MAPORNet can be used the following ways:

·         a forum on which to ask questions

·         for student members and young professionals to ask for advice from more experienced MAPOR members

·         a place to share information about upcoming events or job information

·         other communication that may be of interest to MAPOR members

If you are a MAPOR member and would like information on how to subscribe to MAPORNet, please contact MAPOR Secretary-Treasurer Jolene Smyth.

MAPOR 2017 Summer Mixer!



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