Philip D. Waggoner


My name is Philip Waggoner and I am a member of the graduate computational social science (MACSS) faculty at the University of Chicago. I am also an American Statistical Association accredited Graduate Statistician (GStat), Associate Editor for computational social science at the Journal of Open Research Software, and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

I apply statistical, experimental, and computational techniques to explore and explain a variety of social science behavior. My research has been supported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the Institute for Humane Studies, the College of William & Mary, the William A. Steiger Fund for Legislative Studies and the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association.

I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, an M.P.A. from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, and a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. For more information, see my CV.