Benjamin Phillips, Ph.D.
Vice President, Social Policy and Polling Group
Benjamin Phillips, Ph.D., is vice president in Abt SRBI’s Social Policy and Polling Group, leading the group’s education research efforts. He has over a decade of experience in survey design, management, and analysis. In addition to the education practice, Dr. Phillips has expertise in research on ethnicity and religion, developing efficient sampling frames for rare populations, and mixed-mode surveys. His experience includes questionnaire design, cognitive testing, developing sample frames, web and paper survey design, advanced statistical analysis, and writing substantive and methodological reports.
Projects he has directed at Abt SBRI include the 2011 through 2013 Surveys of U.S. Competitiveness, a survey of school district superintendents, and the 2012 Life and Leadership After HBS survey for the Harvard Business School; surveys of Muslims in Africa, Asia, and Europe for Arizona State University; the 2013 Pew survey of U.S. Jews; a survey for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and a survey of public charter schools for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Prior to joining Abt SRBI, Dr. Phillips was an associate research scientist and director of survey research and analysis at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, where he also taught graduate-level courses on survey research methods, evaluation research, and statistics.
Dr. Phillips holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Sydney, Australia, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.