Dr. Debra McCallum

Debra McCallum, Director of ISSR, Director of the Capstone Poll, Senior Research Social Scientist

107 ISSR | (205) 348-3820 | dmccallu@ua.edu

Dr. McCallum has served as the director of ISSR for over 20 years and is also responsible for projects conducted by the Capstone Poll. She is a social psychologist interested in social influence, social-psychological aspects of health behavior and outcomes, safety and well-being of children and youth, and evaluations of education and community intervention programs. Dr. McCallum earned a BA from Furman and a PhD in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joan Barth

Joan Barth, Senior Research Social Scientist

201 ISSR | (205) 348-2851 | jbarth@ua.edu

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Dr. Barth is a developmental social psychologist interested in social-emotional development, gender differences in science and math education experiences, adolescent risk behaviors, children’s decision-making skills, education contexts, and neuro-cognitive development in young children. She is involved in the evaluation of a variety of education initiatives at ISSR and is affiliated with the social and developmental programs in the psychology department, where she mentors both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Barth earned a BS in psychology, an MS in social psychology, and a PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Anneliese Bolland

Anneliese Bolland, Assistant Research Social Scientist, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research

378 Gordan Palmer Hall | (205) 348-3225 | acbolland@as.ua.edu

Dr. Bolland has experience organizing, managing, and merging large, longitudinal data sets. Her research interests include hard-to-reach populations and factors that affect them. She is the data archivist for the Mobile Youth and Poverty Study at ISSR. Dr. Bolland earned a BA in political science and psychology, an MA in communication studies, and a PhD in educational research from The University of Alabama.

Mr. Michael Conaway

Michael Conaway, Project Coordinator for Capstone Poll

2036 Shelby Hall | (205) 348-9649 | michael.conaway@ua.edu

Mr. Conaway is responsible for the management of Capstone Poll projects. His primary interests include the measurement of choice and value, the impact of the survey designer, interviewer, and respondent on construct validity, and the measure and mismeasure of public knowledge and attitudes regarding history, religion, and science.

Sarah Dunlap

Sarah Dunlap, Research Associate

102 ISSR | (205) 348-3810 | sarahd@as.ua.edu

Sarah is a research associate at ISSR who provides research support for program evaluation and project coordination efforts. Her interests include cognitive development and gender issues. Sarah earned a BS in psychology and a master’s degree in cognitive psychology at The University of Alabama.

Doug Gibler

Doug Gibler, Professor

3039 Houser Hall | (205) 348-6233 | dmgibler@ua.edu

Doug Gibler is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama in the Institute for Social Science Research. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of international conflict and the international factors that contribute to intrastate conflict and state development. He has written articles that have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, and the Journal of Politics, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the HF Guggenheim Foundation. His most recent book, The Territorial Peace, is currently available from Cambridge University Press.

Jane Daquin

Jane Daquin, Assistant Professor

103 ISSR | (205) 348-6233 | jcdaquin@ua.edu

Dr. Daquin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice who is interested in the institutional experiences of offenders under correctional supervision and its impact on offender reentry. Specifically, her research focuses the role of mental illness on prison misconduct and prison victimization, the institutional experiences of the aging prison population, and the effects of experienced and vicarious victimization of prisoners on post-release outcomes. Dr. Daquin earned her BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University at Albany, an MS in Criminal Justice, and a PhD in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Georgia State University.

Jessica Huggins, Research Assistant

2044 Shelby Hall | (205) 348-3825 | jhuggins1@ua.edu

John Bolland, Professor Emeritus, ISSR Associate

ISSR | (205) 348-6233 | john.m.bolland@gmail.com

Jeffrey Parker

Jeffrey Parker, Associate Professor, ISSR Associate

202 ISSR | (205) 348-2081 | j.g.parker@ua.edu

Dr. Parker is a developmental social psychologist whose research explores children’s and adolescents’ experiences and adjustment with friends and other peers. Dr. Parker has also been extensively involved in bullying prevention and reduction efforts in middle schools and regularly conducts workshops on these topics for students, teachers, and other professionals.

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Erika Steele, Research Associate

306 Paul W. Bryant Drive East | (205) 348-9041 | steel006@ua.edu

Dr. Steele has experience in education program evaluation including classroom observations, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data management and instrument development. Her research interests include faculty professional development, learning assessment and gender differences in learning styles. Dr. Steele earned her Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology and PhD in Education at the University of Alabama.

LaShunda Duncan, Program Assistant

Box 270216 | (205) 348-3817 | lmduncan@ua.edu