Brianne Gilbert is the Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Los Angeles. Since joining the Center, Brianne has worked on dozens of studies involving voter polls, public opinion research, and leaders/elite surveys. Although her specialty is quantitative methodology and analysis, she oversees all phases of the research process and has been a principal on a number of projects. She has presented at regional and national conferences in sociology, anthropology, GIS (geographic information systems), education, and public opinion research; and has served as a consultant in a variety of research areas such as sociology, anthropology, international affairs, geology, and medicine. In addition to her work at the Center, Brianne currently teaches the Introduction to GIS course at LMU.
Prior to joining the LMU research team, Brianne provided research consultation to non-profit organizations, university departments, and both undergraduate and graduate students. She was an Adjunct Instructor and Teaching Assistant for research, statistics and social science courses, as well as an SPSS Trainer at Florida International University. Brianne’s on-line introductory sociology class was selected for national review by the Monterey Institute’s On-Line Education Evaluation Project.
Brianne received her B.A. from Wittenberg University and her M.A. from Florida International University, both in sociology with emphases on methodology and statistics. She is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the Pacific Association of Public Opinion Research (PAPOR), the Academic Association of Survey Research Organizations (AASRO), Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society (AKD), and Phi Beta Kappa.