Mark Schulman, Ph.D.
Mark Schulman, Ph.D., is founding partner and chief research officer of Abt SRBI. His work has spanned market and public policy research for government, the media, foundations, transportation agencies, major corporations, banks, and other financial institutions. He is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of project execution and client relationships.
Prior to co-founding SRBI in 1981, Schulman was a senior vice president of Louis Harris and Associates. He has taught at several universities, including Rutgers, where he was a senior project director of the Eagleton Institute Poll. He has been an adjunct professor at Hunter College, Queens College, and Baruch College, CUNY. He is a frequent lecturer on survey methods at other colleges and universities and authored many conference papers and articles in professional journals.
Schulman was 2002-2003 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). He has also held other AAPOR posts, including conference chair (2000) and secretary/treasurer (1997-98). He is the past president of the New York Chapter of AAPOR and was NYAAPOR's Councilor-at-Large, receiving the chapter’s 2004 Achievement Award. He was on the board of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO). He has also served on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly, the leading academic journal in its field, and as co-editor of the journal’s Poll Review Section.
Schulman earned his M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Ph.D. at Rutgers University. He is a member (emeritus) of the Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, Chestertown, MD, where he received his B.A., and is on the Board of Governors of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University in New York City. He also served on the advisory committee of the Columbia University Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences MA Program in 2004.