Dr. Krista Jenkins has been appointed executive director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey research group. She replaces Dr. Peter Woolley, who co-founded PublicMind in 2001. Woolley, who served as executive director from 2002 to 2012, and nurtured the group to national prominence, has been named senior vice provost for government and community affairs and campus provost for FDU’s College at Florham in Madison.
Jenkins is an associate professor of political science at FDU and holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her academic research specializes in youth and gender politics and she has co-authored several books including a forthcoming book on gender and political socialization, which is due in the Spring of 2013 from Temple University Press. Previously, she co-authored “A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen,” (Oxford University Press 2006).
“Krista Jenkins has been with PublicMind since 2003 and I am thrilled to promote her to this leadership position,” said Woolley. “She is a stellar researcher and a keen political observer. Her experience and savvy mean PublicMind will continue to do ground-breaking research that is reported around the country.”
FDU’s PublicMind is an independent research group that conducts polls and surveys, and other opinion research on politics, society, popular culture, consumer, and economic trends.