Andrew Hacker

       My role model in my undergraduate years at Cornell for  
       empirical social science and an influential public
       intellectual. He seemed to have another article in the New
       York Times magazine every other Sunday in those days.
       More recently in the New York Review of Books.

       Allan Bloom 

       Hard to believe my official undergraduate advisor at
       Cornell was Allan Bloom who was amused at my
       struggles to integrate behavioral social science with
       Straussian insights into the human condition. He was
       working on a new translation of The Republic then. I took
       him to McDonalds for lunch to celebrate his draft of the
       long introduction. He made me promise not to tell
       anybody he loved their double cheeseburgers.

       Arthur Stinchcombe

       Everybody should have Stinchcombe as their dissertation
       chair. He was mine at Berkeley. Always thoughtfully
       encouraging, let you make your mistakes and then show
       you how to learn from them.

       Charlie Glock

       Charlie always knew exactly what he was doing. Paul
       Lazarsfeld was so furious when Charlie left Lazarsfeld’s
       shop at Columbia to teach at Berkeley Sociology
       Lazarsfeld wouldn’t talk to him for years. Charlie wanted
       his independence. Then Charlie finished his eighth book
       and retired with his wife to the woods of Idaho where he
       took up serious wood carving. Charlie wanted his

       Herb McClosky 

       Herb was the senior guy on the Social Indicators Political
       Alienation Project at the UC Berkeley Survey Research 
       Center with Paul Sniderman, Jack Citrin, and Merrill
       Shanks. Pretty good company for us grad students trying
       to learn the ropes.

       Phil Converse

       Phil is a role model for just about every political science
       grad student in American politics in my generation (and a
       few of us sociologists too). As a grad student himself he
       stayed up late at ISR in Ann Arbor reading the actual
       hand written notes of interviewers on questionnaires as
       respondents volunteered explanations and answered
       open-ended questions. Phil puzzled over the process by
       which half-attentive citizens crafted reasonable answers
       to these strange questions. His thinking on the curious
       character political attitudes in mass publics turned
       scholarship in the field in new directions. I still remember
       reading at a kitchen table in Berkeley in awe when I first

       discovered Phil’s work.      

       Ithiel Pool

       “A technology of freedom aims at pluralism of expression
       rather than a dissemination of preferred ideas.” A scholar
       and a gentleman. He defined what being a professor was
       all about to many of us starting out in faculty ranks at
       MIT. He made it look easy, although it must not have
       been easy to be the son of a world famous rabbi. 
       Marvin Kalb

       It was a distinct honor and privilege to work with Marvin at
       the Shorenstein Center at Harvard. One of Murrow’s boys
       and a journalist to the core, he was amused by the rituals
       and tribulations of the academy.

George Marcus
       Michael MacKuen
       Kevin Hurst
       Ann Crigler
       Marion Just
       Andy Lippman
       Steve Benton
       Richard Solomon
       Lee McKnight
       Marvin Sirbu
       Blair Wheaton
       Brian Kahin
       Terry McGarty
       Ben Compaine

Students and PostDocs
 Dmitri Williams 
       Marko Skoric 
Yong Jin Park 
       Roei Davidson 
       S. Mo Jang 
       Nat Poor
       Ann Williams  
       Soo Young Bae 
       Sunghee Joo 
       Lauren Guggenheim 
       Lee McKnight
       Ann Crigler
       Tim Todreas
       Chris Hunter
       Brian Regli
       Kirstin Foot
       Steve Schneider
       Shawn O'Donnell