Adam B. Schaeffer
Adam Schaeffer is director of research and co-founder of Evolving Strategies. Adam has an extensive background in online survey development, message experiments, and the strategic analysis of message, policy, and audience interactions. He has developed the methodology and survey instruments and conducted the analysis for numerous online and field experiments.
Adam received his Ph.D. in American politics, with a focus in political behavior, media effects, and coalitional politics, from the University of Virginia. His dissertation assessed the potential for combinations of school choice policies and messages to expand and mobilize elite and mass support. He received his M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago, where his thesis integrated aspects of evolutionary theory and psychology with political theory and strategy.
He has extensive policy research experience, with a particular expertise in education and school choice issues, including detailed legislative development and analysis, as well as analysis of public opinion and political coalitions. He has commented on a range of political issues in print and broadcast media such as The Wall Street Journal and Fox News.
James G. Gimpel
James Gimpel is director of data and methodology at Evolving Strategies and professor of government at the University of Maryland, where he has been on the faculty since 1992. He specializes in political behavior and statistical analysis, having authored or coauthored five books and over 40 journal articles in these and related areas of research.
James has accumulated extensive experience using voter files and related campaign data for field experiments and political microtargeting. Areas of particular interest include field experiments on messaging, political and charitable fundraising and volunteer recruitment and retention. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.
ES-11 (a pseudonym to protect her independence as an academic researcher) is director of statistics and modeling at Evolving Strategies. She is Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Statistics at a major U.S. research University, a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
She is an expert statistician, with a particular interest in high-level “big” data analysis and modeling.
ES-9 (a pseudonym to protect his independence as an academic researcher) is a statistician at Evolving Strategies with a personal interest in contemporary politics and research interests in forecasting, monetary policy, and asset pricing.
He has worked as a statistician at the Bureau of Economic Analysis on research projects including valuing implicitly-provided financial services, forecasting revisions in GDP, and modeling consumer choice and learning in the cell phone industry. As an undergraduate student, he worked as a research assistant on a project estimating effects of distance on trade.
He is a Ph.D. candidate in the economics department at a major U.S. research university, and holds a master’s in statistics from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in economics and politics from Washington and Lee University.
ES-1 (a pseudonym to protect his independence as an academic researcher) is a statistician and methodologist at Evolving Strategies. He is a seasoned researcher, with experience in structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis (e.g., growth curve analysis, longitudinal mixture modeling, longitudinal measurement, and dynamic models), and experimental design and analysis. His research interests include multivariate methods for the analysis of change, multiple group and latent class models for understanding divergent developmental processes, and cognitive achievement and development.
He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Virginia and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at a major U.S. research university.
ES-3 (a pseudonym to protect her independence as an academic researcher) is a statistician and project manager for Evolving Strategies with wide-ranging experience in practical politics, political science, statistics, and developing and managing sophisticated forecasting models for commercial clients.