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ASHLEY KONING
Assistant Research Professor; Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
B.A. degree in government and music, Franklin and Marshall College; M.A. degree in political science, Columbia University; Ph.D. degree in political science, Rutgers University

Koning is the director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP), the oldest statewide university-based survey research center in the country. She runs and is the face of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, oversees all client projects, and has managed a staff of over 100 undergraduate and graduate students to assist with day-to-day polling operations and studies. She has been a part of ECPIP for the past five years and has spearheaded a large number of innovations within the Center during this time, including the Center's internship program and omnibus survey.

Koning received her Ph.D. degree in political science from Rutgers, with concentrations in American politics, women and politics, and methodology. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a focus on framing, as well as gender and race. Additionally, she is an instructor for the political science department at Rutgers. Koning has co-authored several book chapters and papers on public opinion. Publications include a chapter in the new Rutgers University Press book, Taking Chances: The Coast after Hurricane Sandy, edited by Karen M. O'Neill and Daniel J. Van Abs, as well as a co-authored a chapter analyzing Governor Christie's leadership and legacy in The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in The States, edited by David P. Redlawsk.

Koning was awarded the 2015 John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) and has been the recipient of the 2012 American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Student Travel Award, the first ever AAPOR Student Poster Award (2015), and the 2016 AAPOR Burns "Bud" Roper Fellow Award. She serves on the councils of both the New York and Pennsylvania/New Jersey chapters of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, as well as on committees for AAPOR and AASRO at the national level.