About Us


Darren Davis, Ph.D., Director

446 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-5654

Darren Davis is the Director of the Center for Social Research and a Professor of Political Science. In addition to Professor Davis' academic accomplishments, he has been active in many national and inter-disciplinary organizations and panels involving social science research. His service includes panel member of the Political Science program of the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and the governing council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Most recently, Professor Davis has served two terms as Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Notre Dame.

Kate Mueller

Kate E. Mueller, J.D., Managing Director

945 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-6166

Kate E. Mueller is the Managing Director of the Center for Social Research. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in both Government and Spanish in 2001. That same year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004 she received her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as note editor for the Journal of College and University Law and directed the undergraduate debate team. She practiced law in the areas of commercial, employment, probate, governmental, and civil rights litigation for five years before returning to Notre Dame to launch the CSR and direct its operations. She is also a Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law.

Seth A. Berry, Ph.D., Survey Methodology Consultant

942 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-1150

Seth A. Berry is the Survey Methodology Consultant for the Center for Social Research. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. He completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology at SIUC in 2011 and 2012, respectively. While completing his graduate degrees, he conducted several campus-wide surveys in addition to research on organizational behavior. At Notre Dame, he has collaborated on a wide variety of survey projects while utilizing various software platforms and statistical packages.

Michael Clark

Michael J. Clark, Ph.D., Statistical Consultant

943 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-7827

Michael J. Clark is the Statistical Consultant for the Center for Social Research. He graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University with a B.S. with majors in Psychology and Philosophy in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a concentration in Statistics from the University of North Texas in 2004, and upon graduation served in a dual role as Adjunct Lecturer for the Department of Psychology and Statistical Consultant for the Department of Research and Statistical Support. As an instructor, he taught courses in a variety of areas of psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, but primarily those pertaining to statistical methods. As both instructor and consultant, he has worked with a variety of statistical techniques common to many disciplines of social science and with several statistical packages both general and specialized. His personal page can be found here.

Andres Martinez, M.A., Data Management Consultant

942 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-1168

Andres Martinez is the Data Management Consultant for the Center for Social Research. Originally trained as an industrial engineer, he then completed an M.A. in Education and an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He was a visiting research scholar for the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the combined program in Education and Statistics from the University of Michigan. His research has focused on causal inference in hierarchical settings, particularly in the design of group-randomized trials, and in the measurement of social settings. He has a broad interest in statistical and other data-driven applications in the social sciences.

Brandon Greenawalt, Research Data Technologist

939 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-2393

Brandon Greenawalt is the Research Data Technologist for the Center for Social Research. He graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana in 2005 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. In 2006 he began working in the University of Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies. Since 2011, he has been the IT Research Consultant for the College of Arts & Letters, focusing mainly on the Department of Psychology. In his role at the CSR, he develops interactive web applications, builds and maintains servers, and consults on data security and storage as well as data procurement solutions.