Vadim Volos Joins NORC at the University of Chicago as Vice President of Public Affairs and Media Research
CHICAGO, November 17, 2021—Vadim Volos has joined NORC at the University of Chicago as the new vice president for the Public Affairs and Media Research department. Volos will support NORC’s research on public opinion and elections, survey methodology, and media attitudes. He will guide and manage survey research on topics dealing with public affairs and help present complex issues to a wide variety of audiences.
“Effectively communicating data-driven research takes foundational knowledge and practice that Vadim has illustrated throughout his many years in public affairs research,” said Trevor Tompson, senior vice president of the Public Affairs and Media Research department. “Vadim is a skilled researcher with unique experience conducting public affairs and thought leadership research in countries around the globe, and he will be a tremendous addition to our team at NORC."
With more than 25 years of experience in international public opinion and market research, Volos has held leadership roles throughout the industry. He most recently worked at Ipsos as a senior vice president and was previously with GfK. His background in social and strategic research, direction of quantitative and qualitative projects, and focus on business development on a global scale have made him a leading expert in the field of public affairs.
Volos’s professional expertise will enable him to champion NORC’s strategic initiatives for business development by proactively addressing the public’s most pressing issues with data-driven research. He specializes in designing frameworks for data processing and translating and applying research methodologies, and takes a forward-looking approach when using communication technologies.
“I am eager to join NORC’s mission of pioneering nonpartisan and objective research that the public can trust and rely on,” said Volos, “and look forward to continuing to bring data-driven research and insights on key global social and political trends.”
Vadim Volos earned a master’s degree in sociology at New York University and a PhD in mass communications at St. Petersburg State University.
“I am eager to join NORC’s mission of pioneering nonpartisan and objective research that the public can trust and rely on.”
About NORC at the University of Chicago
NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eight decades. Today, we partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society.
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