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Advanced Certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research Faculty

Monika McDermott, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Certificate of Public Opionion and Survey Research and Director, Elections and Campaign Management
Professor McDermott has worked in media and campaign polling for over two decades. She has conducted polls for the Los Angeles times and CBS News as well as presidential candidates and non-profit organizations. McDermott's academic research focuses on political psychology and voting and has appeared in political science's most highly ranked journals and book presses.

Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Professor Cuevas-Molina has practical polling experience having worked at a Democratic D.C. polling firm during the 2008 presidential election. She worked for the Cooperative Coingressional Election Study for two years before coming to Fordham University. Cuevas-Molina was one the principal authors of the 2016 CCES Latino Survey, a nationally representative survey of Latinos, their political attitudes and engagement in the 2016 General Election.