Jane Shepherd

Vice President & Director, Research Operations


Jane Shepherd, PhD, is the Vice President and Director, Research Operations. She has a broad range of research experience serving in leadership roles on some of Westat’s most complex studies and overseeing large-scale data management and survey operations projects. She manages a department that provides data management, processing, governance, and stewardship capabilities and services to projects throughout their lifecycle. The department supports data collection for multimode projects, including self-administered and telephone surveys.    


  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, George Washington University
  • MPhil, Experimental Psychology, George Washington University
  • BS, Biology, Ursinus College


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