Christy StoreyChristy Storey Director
Phone: (470) 578-6464
Location: KC 317
Christy Storey is the Director at the Burruss Institute. She received her B.S. Degree from Georgia College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She has been with the Institute since 1990 and is a native of Cobb County, Georgia. She has represented Kennesaw State and the Burruss Institute numerous times as a guest speaker at area civic organization meetings. She has been a member of area community committees including the Cherokee County Children and Youth Action Program, the Cobb County Customer Service Task Force, Neighborhood Cobb, Atlanta's VISION 2020 Transportation Committee and the Resource Development Committee of Cobb Senior Services. Her past experience includes employment at Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Transportation Studies Program in the School of Public Administration and Urban Studies at Georgia State University.
Terry SloopeTerry Sloope Assistant Director
Phone: (470) 578-6464
Location: KC 316
Terry Sloope is Assistant Director for Research at the Burruss Institute. He received his M.S. in Political Science from Florida State University, with additional postgraduate work as well, including participation in the Summer Research Training Program at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. He has ten years of experience in the field of survey research. Prior to coming to the Burruss Institute, Mr. Sloope was an instructor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, where he taught undergraduate Research Methods courses, Judicial Behavior and Constitutional Law. He formerly was a Research Associate in the Planning, Evaluation and Research Department at the Florida Bar in Tallahassee, Florida, and a data analyst with the Survey Research Center at Florida State University.
Paul VaughnPaul Vaughn Assistant Director of Survey Technologies
Assistant Director of Survey Technologies
Phone: (470) 578-2577
Location: KC 315
Paul Vaughn is an Assistant Director at the Burruss Institute. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and an M.S. in Psychological Counseling. Paul has over 20 years of experience in survey research. He joined the Institute staff in 2008.
Ashley CrawfordAshley Crawford Research Associate
Phone: (470) 578-3683
Location: KC 325
Ashley Crawford is a Research Associate at the Burruss Institute. She began working with the Institute as an interviewer and data entry associate in August of 2006. After completing her B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Criminology, Ashley joined the Institute staff in January 2009.
Ryan FalvaiRyan Falvai Research Associate
Phone: (470) 578-2303
Location: KC 323
Ryan Falvai is a Research Associate at the Burruss Institute. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degrees in Statistics and Public Administration. During his time at KSU, Mr. Falvai also earned certificates in Geographic Information Sciences and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Mr. Falvai has been a member of several research teams assigned to a wide variety of projects. His duties extend from managing collected data to conducting statistical analyses. Mr. Falvai also creates geographic representations of spatial data using GIS software, and oversees day-to-day operations of the survey research lab.
Akilah HairstonAkilah Hairston Research Assistant
Phone: (470) 578-6951
Location: KC 314
Akilah Hairston is a Research Assistant at the Burruss Institute. She is a graduate of the University of West Georgia where she earned a B.S in sociology, M.A in Sociology, and was inducted into the Honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Kappa Delta. She began working with the Institute as a research intern in May 2018. After completing her M.A. Akilah joined the Institute staff in July 2019 working on evaluation projects (primarily in substance abuse prevention and education). Some of her tasks on the evaluation team include conducting site visits, conducting data analysis, assisting in the authoring of the formative and summative evaluation reports, and assisting with evaluation planning.