Advisory Board

The Center’s Advisory Board boasts experts from academia, public service, and industry who have worked closely with survey research in its transition from banks of telephones to sophisticated Internet-based technology. Board member William Fishlinger and his wife Joan generously provided the Center’s start-up funding. Center Director James Donius, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in marketing, advertising, and public opinion research.

James Donius, Ph.D. (Center Director)
Professor of Communication, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Karen Chaplin, M.Ed.
Educator, Community Activist, and Nonprofit Board Member

Edmund C. Duffy Leave of Absence
Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Associates

Sarah Dutton
Director, Election and Survey Unit, CBS News

William J. Fishlinger
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Gramercy Risk Holdings LLC

Alexandra Fishlinger-Calame
President and Founder, Rack-It-Up

Vincent Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Charles L. Flynn, Jr.
President, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Anthony Folino
Senior Vice President for Research, Ad Council

Howard Gershowitz
Senior Vice President, Mktg., Inc.

Guy Lometti, Ph.D. (Advisory Board Chair)

Provost and Dean of the Faculty, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D.
President, Sports Management Resources

Christine MacLaughlin
Vice President, Marketing, Communications, and Development, IBM Global Financing

Joseph Russo 
COO, Omnicom Public Relations

David Schliecker
Vice President, Food Network/Cooking Channel Brand Research (Scripps Networks Interactive)

Susan M. Whitney
IBM, Retired