Assistant Professor of Political Science 
& Director of the Survey Research Center

Telephone: 336-841-9333
Office: Roberts Hall 342

Email: mkifer@highpoint.edu




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Martin J. Kifer joined the department in Fall 2009. He is the Director of High Point University's new, interdisciplinary Survey Research Center. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Kifer graduated from Earlham College. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Kifer served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa and as a Legislative Assistant in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Congressman Baron Hill. After completing his graduate coursework, he worked as an Analyst for the international and corporate team at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. His assignments included managing nationwide surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews in the U.S., Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. He focused on education and health care policy at his most recent job as a Survey Researcher for Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

His research and teaching interests include U.S. foreign policy, political campaigns and new media, human rights, survey research methods, and American political opinion and behavior. He is currently working on a long-term project with James N. Druckman (Northwestern University) and Michael Parkin (Oberlin College) that examines how congressional candidates campaign on-line. Articles based on this research have appeared in the The American Political Science Review, Social Science Computer Review, and Political Communication.

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