Julie E. Phelan
Senior Research Analyst Julie E. Phelan received her doctoral degree in social psychology from Rutgers University, where she honed her research expertise through five years of designing and carrying out independent research projects examining how people think and what influences their behavior.
Phelan combines strength in diverse research methods and sampling techniques with advanced statistical skills, including descriptive statistics, multiple regression, component/factor analysis and non-parametric statistics. She specializes in multivariate modeling and has taught statistics as a university instructor and adjunct professor.
Phelan also has taught quantitative analysis, cognitive psychology and social psychology, with topics including behavior and attitudes, consumer choice, group influence, implicit attitudes, persuasion and social beliefs and judgments. She has authored or co-authored 16 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at over 20 national conferences.
Winner of multiple research awards, Phelan is a recipient of the prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. Her dissertation research investigating the gender gap in science aspirations won the Geis Memorial Award and was funded by the Society for the Psychology of Women and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Her 2010 paper on the role of backlash in racial stereotype preservation was awarded the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations.
Phelan is a summa cum laude graduate of Lafayette College. Her professional memberships include the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the American Psychological Association (Div. 8, 9 and 35) and the Association for Psychological Science.