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Assistant Professor Kimball teaches Political and Sports Communication courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Emerson College. He is the director of Emerson College Polling and an advisor for the Emerson Pre-Law Society and the Emerson College Polling Society. Kimball's primary research focus is in Survey Methodology and the testing of data collection methods. His research has been published in top tier journals and he has presented his work at conferences and workshops around the globe. He offers commentary for media outlets on his methodology and latest election polls, for MSNBC, Fox News, Harpers Magazine, Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the National Journal, and National Public Radio (NPR).

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  • Department Emerson Polling
  • Since 2002


B.A., University of Hartford
M.A., University of Hartford
M.S., Suffolk University
J.D., Massachusetts School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Massachusetts Politics & Government
  • Political Campaign Strategy
  • Political Campaigns & Candidates
  • Political Campaigns & Media & Advertising
  • Political Campaigns & Media Coverage
  • Political Campaigns & Public Opinion
  • Political Campaigns & Social Media
  • Political Communication
  • Political Geography
  • Political Polling
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Politics & Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Sports & Culture
  • Sports Communication


Survey Says?: A Practitioners Guide to Public Opinion Polling