Gregory G. Holyk
Senior Research Analyst Gregory G. Holyk is an expert in statistical analysis, statistical modeling and survey methodology whose fields of interest also include public opinion, American politics, foreign policy and international relations.
Holyk received his doctoral degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where his dissertation compared predictors of foreign policy preferences between policy leaders and the general public. He holds a Master’s degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Calgary, Canada.
Holyk was a visiting professor of politics (2009-2011) at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he taught courses on American politics and foreign policy, public opinion, polling, statistics and survey methodology. He also worked (2008-2010) as a survey and statistics consultant for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, playing an integral role in conceptualizing projects, designing questionnaires, monitoring field work, analyzing data, writing reports and presenting results on several major studies. He was the chief data analyst for the Council’s 2008 Soft Power in Asia survey, project director for the 2008 Global Views and Global Agricultural Development surveys and team member and data analyst for the 2010 Global Views survey.
He is the author or co-author of seven publications in peer-reviewed journals including Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research; nine chapters in edited volumes; and more than 25 presentations at national conferences of the American Political Science Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research and other professional organizations.
Holyk is an active member of APSA, AAPOR, the Midwest Political Science Association and the Chicago Council; and an active reviewer for the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Official Statistics and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.