Survey Research Center


Martin J. Kifer
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director, Survey Research Center
High Point University
Department of Political Science



Martin J. Kifer arrived at High Point University in Fall 2009. In addition to directing High Point University’s Survey Research Center, he is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Martin graduated from Earlham College. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

After completing his graduate coursework, Martin worked as an Analyst for the international and corporate team at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. His assignments included managing nationwide surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews in the U.S., Eastern and Central Europe. Martin focused on education and health care policy at his most recent job as a Survey Researcher for Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

His research and teaching interests include U.S. foreign policy, political campaigns and new media, survey research methods, and American political opinion and behavior.

Office Location:

Roberts Hall 342
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336-841-9333 (on-campus extension x9333)

Office Hours:

Monday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday 2:40- 4 pm
Wednesday 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday 10 – 11:30 am
Friday by appointment

Courses (Fall 2016):

PSC 3332 Campaigns and Elections 

PSC 2019 Research Methods


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