Major Research & Analysis Efforts

CensusChannel will assist your organization with research and analysis of your targeted population groups as well as targeted geaographic areas using the vast library of Census data. The staff of CensusChannel has provided tailored census and voter consulting services for the following organizations and project efforts:

National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Washington, DC (2010)
Coordinated a project for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 2010 Census Outreach Project. The project is designed to assist African American State Legislators with the last phase of the 2010 Census. Responsibilities include development of the project concept, proposal, targeting maps for outreach, as well as managing the outreach staff.

Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Durham, NC (2009)
Research Consultant to Southern Coalition for Social Justice (a nonpartisan nonprofit social justice advocacy organization). Efforts included coauthoring four (4) stand-alone research reports pertaining to “Preventing Undercount in the South in the 2010 Census.” Sections developed included: 1) Research and Identify the 2000 Census Undercount in the South; 2) Identify Communities where Census Outreach is Most Needed; 3) Determine What Occurred During the 2010 Dress Rehearsal Dress Rehearsal; and 4) Determine the Financial and Representational Impacts.

Additional project duties included: 1) Assisting in the Development of the grant final report and proposal for the implementational grant; and 2) monitoring and managing the development of the project’s website.

Michigan Citizen Action, Kalamazoo, MI (2008 – 2009)
Data Consultant to Michigan Citizen Action (a nonpartisan nonprofit civic engagement organization). Responsibilities included several data management projects: 1) Consolidating multiple lists; 2) Reformating list for improved donor tracking and outreach; 3) Extracting random sample from lists for test scenarios; 4) Preparing lists to vendor specifications and subsequent delivery; 5) Hosting backup membership list.

Democracy South, Virginia Beach, VA (2004 – 2008)
Co-Director of the Hampton Roads Missing Voter Project (a nonpartisan nonprofit voter engagement effort to increase voter participation with a focus on underrepresented population groups). Responsibilities included co-managing the overall civic engagement effort and was solely responsible for integrating and processing Catalist voter data into targeting maps and walk lists for all focus areas.

Senior Technical Consultant. for Democracy South, a civic engagement organization. Provided technical, mapping and data support to several projects and civic engagement related efforts. Major project efforts included:

The National Unregistered Voter Map – Responsible for developing a web-based interactive map that allowed visitors to view State/County level information pertaining to the number of unregistered voters (2008) – www.missingvoter.org

The Walk List Scanning Project – Responsible for developing a working prototype model whereby canvassers would use computer-type “bubble” entry forms that would be scanned-in versus the standard marking techniques that are entered-in by data entry persons (2007)

Civic Engagement Efforts – These include: providing telephone support to 17 USAction state partners (2004); and 12 USAction state partners (2006). Responsibilities included: VBASE Application Training; Voter Data Conversion; and Voter Targeting Assistance

Norfolk State University, Political Science Dept., Norfolk, Virginia (1991 – 1999)
Developed a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Transportation to analyze the ethnic differences in commuting behavior. This study extensively utilized the Summary Tape File 3 A (STF3 A) and Public Microdata Sample (PUMS) data to locate, map and report the frequency and average travel time to and from work for: Miami, FL MSA; Kansas City, MO-KS MSA; and Detroit, MI MSA.

Performed a study funded by the City of Norfolk, VA and NSU School of Business to determine and analyze the trade area of a section located in Norfolk, VA. Played a central role by: geocoding customer addresses; producing address point maps; and developing demographic reports for the project.

Developed a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize a neighborhood located in Norfolk, VA. The purpose of the GIS component was to first establish a socioeconomic base-line then track the progress of the revitalized area as well select surrounding areas. Gecoded address locations, generated point as well as demographic thematic maps, and produced reports of the target areas.

Provided demographic analysis of proposed newly incorporated areas in Florida for local Florida civic organizations.