PIE Director

Kimberly Nalder is an Associate Professor of Government at California State University, Sacramento, and the founding director of the Project for an Informed Electorate.  Professor Nalder studies public opinion, mass media and politics, and California politics. Follow her on Twitter: @KimberlyNalder


Patty Crosby is the Associate Director at the Institute for Social Research, where the PIE is located. She handles operational details for PIE.

Corin Choppin is the Graduate Research Manager for the PIE.  He assists in PIE research projects, and supervises student workers at the PIE Media Lab.

Ben Brumer is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the PIE. 

Bethany Renfree is a Graduate Research Assistant for the PIE.

Wesley MacDonald is an Undergraduate on the PIE research team.

Affiliated Faculty

Stacy Gordon-Fischer is a visiting scholar at the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Professor Fischer studies campaign financing, citizen participation, and pressure groups.

David C. Barker is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh and will be Director of ISR at CSUS in 2013.  Prof. Barker does research in the cultural and value-based roots of political ideology and partisanship.

Elizabeth Bergman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at CSU, East Bay. Her work focuses on political behavior and issues of voting and election administration.