Center for Survey Research

Penn State Harrisburg, Center for Survey Research

Center for Survey Research Staff

Stephanie L. Wehnau is the Director of the Center for Survey Research. She holds a Master of Science in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice and minor in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the Center in 2003, Ms. Wehnau conducted research for the Sociology Department at Penn State and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
 

Ms. Wehnau has expertise in survey project design and management, questionnaire design, and web and telephone survey programming. In her role as Director, she provides senior leadership to multiple research teams and oversees Center operations and budgets.

Ms. Wehnau has lectured on survey research methods, questionnaire design, and cognitive interviewing. She is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and has received graduate training through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, the nation's oldest and largest program offering graduate training in the principles and practices of survey research.
 

Nicole L. Sturges, Assistant Director, has been with the Center for Survey Research since 2005.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has received graduate training in survey questionnaire design through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.  She previously served as a Staffing Specialist for Manpower, Inc., and as a Research Assistant for the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.
 

Ms. Sturges leads the Center’s qualitative research team and serves as the primary focus group moderator.  Additionally, she has extensive experience in questionnaire design, telephone survey programming, and longitudinal survey management.  Ms. Sturges has also lectured on focus group administration and questionnaire design.

In addition to her role at the Center for Survey Research, Ms. Sturges also coordinates the Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania.  

 

Timothy Servinsky, Project Manager, has worked at the Center for Survey Research since 2006.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Servinsky has previous experience in marketing and public relations.

 

Mr. Servinsky has extensive experience in web survey administration and other survey-related technologies.  In addition to his technology work, Mr. Servinsky works on a variety of other research activities, including conducting data analysis, keeping up with survey methodology trends, serving as a lead report editor, and hiring and supervising the Center's transcription and telephone interviewing teams. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association.
 

In addition to research, Mr. Servinsky is passionate about music and non-profit work. He sings with the Harrisburg Singers, where he is also a section leader and on the Board of Directors. He has performed extensively throughout the Harrisburg area, including with the Harrisburg Symphony, the York Symphony, and Theatre Harrisburg, where he has appeared in numerous productions.

Research Assistants at the Center for Survey Research conduct telephone interviewing using a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system, conduct on-site data collection, and assist with mail and online survey responsibilities. All research assistants have completed an online human subjects training administered through Penn State University’s Office for Research Protections.