Staff

Steven Kull, Director
Steven Kull is a political psychologist and is director of the Program for Public Consultation, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. For two decades, he has conducted in-depth studies of public opinion on public policy issues, in the United States and around the world. He directs the international polling project WorldPublicOpinion.org, a collaboration of research centers from around the world and has played a central role in the BBC World Service Poll of global opinion.

Kull has worked extensively with officials in the U.S. Congress, the State Department, and the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public values and beliefs on policy issues. He has testified to Congress, and conducted briefings for NATO, the UN and the European Commission.

Sought after by journalists seeking information on public attitudes on public policy, Kull has been regularly quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has appeared on NBC News, CBS News, CNN, PBS Newshour, BBC, NPR and many other broadcast outlets.

His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Public Opinion Quarterly and many other publications.


Evan Fehsenfeld, Senior Research Associate
Evan Fehsenfeld’s research interests focus on international relations, political economy and the politics of land use management in Colorado and Maryland. He was a Harrison Fellow and has taught at both the University of Maryland and George Washington University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science at the University of Colorado and his Master’s degree in International Relations and Political Economy at The American University.


Allison Stettler, Operations Manager, has more than 25 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. Before joining PPC, she served as an information technology and graphic design consultant for several non-profit organizations in the greater Washington region. She holds a degree in English from Virginia Tech.


Evan Charles Lewitus, Research Analyst
Charles Lewitus’s research interests focus on public opinion, informed citizenries and media accountability. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Agri-Food Systems at Knox College, and for his Master’s degree, Evan traveled to Vienna, Austria for the heterodox economics program Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at Wirstchaftsuniversitat Wien. 


Emmaly Read, Research Assistant
Emmaly Read is a researcher and humanitarian aid worker who recently returned to the United States after serving as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Joint Help for Kurdistan in Bajed Kandala IDP camp located in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. She has published five articles about the Yazidi community and the humanitarian situation in northern Iraq in three different online publications and one Polish magazine. Ms. Read holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis in International Relations and Middle Eastern refugees and civil conflict.