Deborah Rexrode is a member of the IES Consulting Team specializing in survey development, data analysis, and presentation of results. Deborah has ten years of experience in survey research including study and field design, mail surveys, telephone surveys, web survey development, focus groups, questionnaire construction, in-person interviewer training, interviewer scripts, data analysis, and preparation of written, oral, and electronic reports.
Deborah was the Senior Project Coordinator and Acting Assistant Director of the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia. During that time, she supervised the Graduate Research Assistants at the Center and the telephone laboratory consisting of forty interviewers. Deborah has experience managing projects in collaboration with other universities and colleagues and has expertise working with clients, managing client surveys, and presenting survey results. Her goal is to provide complete hands-on management of projects including mass electronic mailing and respondent relationship management.
While at the Center for Survey Research, Deborah worked with clients from several areas of industry including local, state, and federal government agencies, educational foundations, academic researchers, and medical researchers. She has co-authored publications in professional journals on survey messaging and the use of social networks for health concerns. In addition, Deborah was active in the American Association for Public Opinion Research and served on the Executive Council. She regularly presented papers on survey topics and methodology at professional conferences.
Deborah has a B.A. in Sociology from West Virginia State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia. Her research focused on philanthropic giving and explored the motivational aspects of fund-raising in a religious setting. She is currently working as a consultant to the Presbyterian Church in this area. Deborah is also an Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer at the University of Virginia and teaches Organizational Behavior and Research Methods.