Government and politics professor Dan Cassino will take over as executive director of Farleigh Dickinson Univeristy’s FDU Poll, the school announced Thursday.
He’ll replace Executive Director Krista Jenkins, who is leaving to become senior officer of surveys for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
“Dan is an outstanding researcher, writer, and personality,” said Peter Woolley, founding director of FDU’s School of Public and Global Affairs which houses the Poll. “In this era when accurate polling demands mathematical whizzes and new designs, Dan will be a leader.”
Cassino has been director of experimental research for the poll since 2009.
“Traditional polling is facing enormous challenges, and we have to be ready to innovate, using new techniques and new data sources if we want to stay relevant,” said Cassino. “The University has been incredibly supportive, and I’m excited to be part of a push to move survey research forward.”