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About Us

KELLOGG RESEARCH SUPPORT
John Johnson
Senior Director
Room 5484, Global Hub
john.johnson@kellogg.northwestern.edu
847-467-1854

John joined Kellogg in 2016. He has served in numerous roles at the intersection of economics, mathematical modeling, and technology, including most recently as the founding director of the Research Support unit at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of expertise include novel data collection, text-based data transformation and analysis, large scale data systems, design thinking, and talent development.

As Senior Director, he oversees the entire Research Support unit at Kellogg, including the ongoing development of new capabilities and services that the team offers. John earned an MA (ABD) in Economics from Stanford University.
Ginger Jacobson Ginger Jacobson
Associate Director, Behavioral Research Support
Room 3230, Jacobs Center
ginger.jacobson@kellogg.northwestern.edu


Prior to joining Kellogg in 2019, Ginger has been a professor and researcher at several colleges and universities. She earned a PhD from the University of Florida with specializations in environmental sociology and race relations.

Ginger enjoys all aspects of social science research and especially appreciates how a greater understanding of human behavior might improve social conditions. As Associate Director, she will lead efforts to improve the subject pools and services that are available for experimental research, as well as mentoring pre-doctoral staff at Kellogg.
Julia Cowan
Julia Cowan
Behavioral Research Fellow
Room 3231, Jacobs Center
julia.cowan@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Julia joined Kellogg in 2018. She works closely with Kellogg faculty and graduate students to implement behavioral research projects, both In-Lab and Online. She supports experimental design, survey development, study deployment, participant recruitment, data analysis, and more.

Julia earned a BA in Psychology from College of the Holy Cross. Her research interests include leadership, organizational culture, and decisions involving risk.


Samantha Smith
Behavioral Research Fellow
Room 3226, Jacobs Center
samantha.smith1@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Samantha "Sam" Smith joined the Research Support team in 2019. She works closely with Kellogg faculty and graduate students to implement behavioral research projects, both In-Lab and Online. She supports experimental design, survey development, study deployment, participant recruitment, data analysis, and more.

Samantha earned a BA in Psychology from Princeton University. Her research interests include social norms, leadership, and power dynamics, with a particular focus on the moderating roles of race and sex.


Tong Su
Behavioral Research Fellow
Room 3226, Jacobs Center
Tong.Su@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Tong joined Kellogg in 2019. She works closely with Kellogg faculty and graduate students to implement behavioral research projects, both In-Lab and Online. She supports experimental design, survey development, study deployment, participant recruitment, data analysis, and more.

Tong earned a BA in Psychology from Bard College where she worked on research projects investigating gender stereotypes and social inference. Her research interests include leadership and gender, negotiation, and decision-making under risk.


Stephen Steiner
Empirical Research Fellow
Room 3172, Global Hub
stephen.steiner@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Stephen joined Kellogg in 2019. As an Empirical Research Fellow, he assists with data collection and management, mathematical modeling, statistical/machine learning, and computational support.

Stephen earned a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the economics of energy, commodity markets, and political economy.

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
Senior Computational Research Consultant
Room 5422, Global Hub
richard.williams@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Richard joined Kellogg in 2017. As a Senior Computational Research Consultant, he utilizes his computational and technological expertise to accelerate and advance academic research at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Richard earned a dual BS degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Louisiana State University and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Chicago.
Ambreen Chaudhri
Ambreen Chaudhri
Senior Computational Research Consultant
Room 5422, Global Hub
ambreen.chaudhri@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Ambreen joined Kellogg in 2018. As a Senior Computational Research Consultant, she utilizes her computational expertise and experience in both economic and executive compensation consulting to support academic research at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

Ambreen earned dual BA degrees in Economics and International Studies, and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Chicago.  She also earned her PhD in Political Methodology from Washington University in St. Louis.




William Thompson
Senior Computational Research Consultant
Room 5422, Global Hub
wkt@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Will joined Kellogg in 2019. He is a Senior Computational Research Consultant, with a strong background in machine learning and natural language processing.

 Will has extensive previous experience as an applied research engineer at Motorola Labs and as a research professor at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Northwestern.​



Maja Kos
Senior Academic Editor and Translation Manager
Room 3227B, Jacobs Center
m-kos@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Maja Kos joined Kellogg in 2003. As Senior Academic Editor and Translation Manager, she provides editing support to tenure-line faculty. She also serves as the copy editor forKellogg Insightand manages the translation of Insight articles for a global audience.

In addition to her work at Kellogg,Maja is a freelance editor and translator, specializing in the fields of medicine and economics. Her working languages include English, Croatian, and French.

Maja earned her BA in French Language and Literature from Boston College. During her undergraduate studies, she spent one year at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She earned her MA in French Translation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Frank Limbrock
Senior Research Associate
Room 3495, Global Hub
f-limbrock@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Frank Limbrock joined Kellogg in 2010. He is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on health economics and industrial organization. His recentprojects have examined the role of non-pecuniary incentives in prescription-drug choice and substitution between branded and generic drugs. Frank holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Diploma from the University of Cologne.
Eshi Jalote Eshi Jalote
Senior Developer
Room 5422, Global Hub
Eshi.Jalote@Kellogg.northwestern.edu
847-491-8975

Eshi joined Kellogg in 2018. Eshi has several years of experience in the IT industry as team lead and web developer. As a senior developer at Kellogg she partners with Kellogg faculty to facilitate the design and development of websites for behavioral experiments and research.

Eshi earned a MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
   Julian Urrtia
Empirical Research Fellow
Room 4422, Global Hub
julian.urrutia@Kellogg.northwestern.edu


Julian joined Kellogg in 2018.  As an empirical fellow, Julian assists with data collection and management, mathematical modeling, statistical/machine learning, and computational support.

Julian earned a BA in Economics from Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include economic development, international economics, and industrial organization.