Director, Contact Christy
Christy Storey is the Director at the Burruss Institute. Mrs. Storey 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. Mrs. Storey 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. Mrs. Storey's 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.
Associate Director, Contact Kelleigh
Kelleigh Trepanier is the Associate Director at the Burruss Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She received her M.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and held various research and teaching positions while completing additional postgraduate work. She joined the Institute staff in 2000 as an interviewer with the Telephone Survey Research Laboratory. Prior to working at the Burruss Institute, Mrs. Trepanier was employed by the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Assistant Director, Contact Terry
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.
Assistant Director of Survey Technologies , Contact Paul
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.
Research Associate, Contact Ashley
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.
Research Associate, Contact Ryan
Ryan Falvai is a Research Associate at the Burruss Institute. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. During his time at KSU, Mr. Falvai also earned certificates in Geographic Information Sciences, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Since joining the institute, Mr. Falvai has been a member of several research teams assigned to a wide variety of projects. His duties extend from managing collected data, coordinating data entry, and assisting in statistical analysis. Mr. Falvai’s duties extend to creating geographic representations of collected data using GIS software, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the survey research lab.
Research Assistant, Contact Akilah
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 Apha 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.