Faculty and Staff

Dan Hoyt

Dan Hoyt Director, Social Behavioral Science Research Consortium & Graduate Chair, Professor of Sociology

As the Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) I have the opportunity to work with the outstanding foundation of social and behavioral science researchers at UNL and our NU affiliated campuses.

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Mindy Anderson-Knott

Mindy Anderson-Knott Director of Evaluation and Development

I am the Director of Evaluation and Development, a role in which I connect social and behavioral science researchers with each other and with available resources to enhance their research. I also direct evaluation projects on a wide variety of topics, including health, STEM educati

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Lisa PytlikZillig Research Associate Professor

I am a Research Associate Professor at SBSRC and at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. I also have a PhD in social/personality psychology and courtesy appointment with the UNL Department of Psychology.

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Trish Wonch Hill Assistant Director of the Methodology Evaluation and Research Core (MERC)

Currently, I am the Social Science Researcher on the NSF INCLUDES grant, WATCH:US (Women Achieving through Community Hubs in the U.S.) where I am conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses to understand how enrichment programs for women and underrepresented minority post-secondary students

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Alian Kasabian

Alian Kasabian Research Assistant Professor

I am a Research Assistant Professor at SBSRC, and have a courtesy appointment with the Department of Sociology at UNL. I came to Lincoln for graduate school, earned a PhD in Sociology with a minor in Survey Research and Methodology from UNL, and decided I liked Lincoln so much I wanted to stay.

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Cole Boyle Evaluation Project Manager

I am an Evaluation Project Manager at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC). In this role, I primarily work on two public health projects: a state-funded Minority Health Initiative (MHI) grant and a CDC-funded chronic disease prevention grant.

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Jennifer Rutt Evaluation Project Manager

My name is Jenn, and I am an Evaluation Project Manager with UNL's Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC).

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Changsoo Song Research Assistant Professor

As a Research Assistant Professor at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL), I work on evaluating a variety of projects, including an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: HER) grant project

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Jihyun Ma portrait

Jihyun Ma Data Manager

I am the data manager for the SBSRC. As the data manager, I am primarily responsible for developing and maintaining systems and procedures for multiple datasets.

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Nan Cai Computer Systems Specialist

I received my master's degree in Computer Science in 2007, and bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2004, both from Beihang University in Beijing, China. After graduation, I worked at Symantec for 3 years as a software engineer.

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Amy N Spiegel

Amy N. Spiegel Research Associate Professor

Center for Instructional Innovation

As a Research Associate Professor at SBSRC and the Center for Instructional Innovation, I have had the opportunity to do evaluation work on a variety of projects at UNL.  Most of my work has focused in the areas of mathematics and science education, both formal and informal, K-16.  I ea

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Jamy Rentchler

Jamy Rentschler SBSRC Graduate Student Assistant

Sociology Graduate Studies

I am Graduate Research Assistant at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC). I assist with estimating and monitoring project budgets for SBSRC, tracking consortium engagements, and participating in project evaluation services for clients.

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Fei Song Graphic Designer

Hi there! I am a Graphic Designer here at the SBSRC and have been in this position since 2015.

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Sidney VanDyke-Ries Evaluation Project Manager Associate

I am a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Psychology. As an evaluation project manager associate, I assist project managers with writing analyses and reports.

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Amanda Dale Project Associate

I am a Project Associate at SBSRC, where I assist Project Managers in the evaluation of multiple program initiatives across the state.  My role includes assisting with the formation of research objectives, data collection, data analysis, and assembling evaluation reports.

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Kaytlin Powell Graphic Designer- Student Worker

Hi, I’m a graphic designer here at SBSRC. I’m a third year Graphic design student from Bradenton, FL and I hope to bring some southern flair to the designs being produced at SBSRC. I love illustration, typography, and everything about art history.

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Angela Nguyen Student Worker

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Ciarra McPhillips Student Worker

Psychology major and Spanish minor

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Elvia Cabrera Student Worker

Psychology Major and Criminal Justice & Criminology Minor

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Griffin Day Student Worker

I am a current student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and study English and Psychology. As a student worker I assist in various tasks around the office ranging from transcription to data entry.

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Allyson Janes Other Hourly Student Worker

My name is Allyson and I am currently attending SCC. I’m originally from Nebraska, but I grew up in Las Vegas Nevada. The SBSRC is an astounding place to work as a student. It truly is an amazing learning experience.

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Nathan Vong Other Hourly Student Worker

 I am currently a student at SCC. I'm currently studying for Computer Information Technology.

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