Bryan E. Burke’s Biography

Dr. Bryan E. Burke received his Ph.D. in Political Sociology from Washington State University in 2006. For nine years, he has been conducting field experiments on voter registration and voter turnout and analyses of election reform.  In 2014 he founded thisresearch organization, which was renamed the Center for Voter Research.

Throughout his career, Bryan has spent thousands of hours in the field having conversations with voters and unregistered individuals (mostly youth and individuals from disadvantaged groups) about casting their ballot and voting for candidates. He believes that innovation stems from a convergence of experience in the field, imagination, and extensive training in the social and psychological sciences and research methods.

When Bryan is not in the office, you can find him at the lake with his fishing pole, in his vegetable garden, or hanging out with friends.