MVSU’s Golden receives AAPOR Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award

June 25, 2019


ITTA BENA, Miss.—The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) has selected MVSU’s Dr. Kathie Stromile-Golden as a recipient of the Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award.

The award, which targets members of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups, is intended to recruit faculty-student “pairs” interested in becoming AAPOR colleagues by studying public opinion and survey research methodology.

Golden received the award for her collaboration with student Chandler Alexandra Golden, a senior psychology major at Xavier University. The pair was extended the opportunity to attend the 2019 AAPOR conference, hosted in Toronto, Ontario, May 16-19.

Golden stated that she and Chandler were honored by their selection for the award, which afforded them an opportunity to interact with other students and faculty who are involved in cutting-edge public opinion research.

“It was exciting to attend sessions led by internationally acclaimed public opinion researchers, who provided information that will allow each of us to hone our public opinion and survey research skills,” she said.

Golden said that she and Chandler look forward to incorporating some of the shared approaches and strategies into their current and future research activities.

AAPOR believes that the scholarly and practical understanding of a discipline is enhanced by the presence and involvement of different perspectives and creative thought. Such diversity and inclusion leads to consequential research, improved interdisciplinary collaboration, and a greater ability to address, understand, and solve problems related to public opinion and survey research methodology.

This AAPOR award is designed for students and faculty who identify as: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Hispanic or Latino. 

There is no requirement that the faculty member and student come from the same institution, however, both the student and faculty should have an interest in, teach or use, survey and/or public opinion research methods.

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