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Mark A. Schulman, Ph.D.

Emeritus Fellow

Mark A. Schulman, Ph.D. Mark A. Schulman, Ph.D.
Mark Schulman is Emeritus Fellow and was previously chief executive officer of the former Abt SRBI. His work has spanned market and public policy research for government, the media, foundations, transportation agencies, major corporations, banks and other financial institutions. He is responsible for overall research strategies and client relationships.
Prior to co-founding SRBI in 1981, Schulman was a senior vice president of Louis Harris and Associates. He has taught at several universities, including Rutgers, where he was a senior project director of the Eagleton Institute Poll. He has been an adjunct professor at Hunter College, Queens College and Baruch College, CUNY. He is a lecturer on survey methods at other colleges and universities and authored many conference papers and articles in professional journals. He is frequently interviewed in the news media, including Time magazine, CNN, Fox News, the BBC and many public radio stations.

Schulman was 2002-2003 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). He has also held other AAPOR posts, including councilor-at-large (2005-07), conference chair (2000) and secretary/treasurer (1997-98). He is the past president of the New York Chapter of AAPOR and was NYAAPOR's Councilor-at-Large, receiving the chapter’s 2004 Achievement Award. He was on the board of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO). He has also served on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly, the leading academic journal in its field, and as co-editor of the journal’s Poll Review Section.

He has served on the advisory committee of the Columbia University Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences M.A. Program in 2004 and continues to serve on the Board of Governors of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University in New York City. 

Schulman received his B.A. from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he is member emeritus of the Board of Visitors and Governors. He holds a M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
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  • Public policy research
  • Research methodology
  • Public opinion and election surveys 

Key Projects

  • American National Election Survey 2012, National Science Foundation
  • National Annenberg Election Survey, 2000-2008, Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • A Portrait of American Jews: A National Survey of U.S. Jews, Pew Research Center


  • New York AAPOR Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2004.