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April 28, 2016

Williams to Lead SRAM Program

Through an ongoing partnership with the Clifton Foundation and Gallup, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Donde Plowman has appointed Dr. Larry J. Williams as director of the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) program, Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair of Survey Science and professor of management.
CBA faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet Williams and SRAM faculty, staff and students at a welcoming kickoff reception scheduled for 4:30 p.m. April 28 in CBA 222. Williams begins his duties at UNL June 1.
Dr. Plowman presented certificates to students
Williams joins UNL from the University of North Dakota, where he was a professor of psychology and director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA). Previously, he was on the faculty at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and the College of Business at the University of Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Indiana University in 1988 and M.S. in industrial/organizational psychology from Purdue University in 1983.
Founded by Williams in 1997, CARMA is an interdisciplinary center devoted to advancing faculty and students’ knowledge of organizational and social science research methods and data analysis. The program will travel with Williams to UNL. More than 10,000 faculty and students from 57 countries used the CARMA website in 2014-15, and 169 universities participated in CARMA member programs in the same time period.
Williams joins the SRAM program as it continues its transition to a partnership with CBA. The SRAM program trains students on the best innovative practices in the collection of regional, national and international survey data. The program offers master’s and Ph.D. degrees and a certificate program, as well as master’s and Ph.D. minors for students enrolled in other UNL graduate programs.
Beginning in 2017, SRAM will be complemented by the Don Clifton Strengths Institute, and SRAM students will take classes in the new CBA building. As part of a $30 million gift made in 2015 to UNL from the Clifton Foundation and Gallup, SRAM students and faculty, along with CBA students and faculty, will have access to Gallup World Poll and US Nightly data to use for research and publication.

Facebook Photo Album of SRAM Reception at CBA