Announcing Our New Associate Director

We're thrilled to welcome Sean Greene as the new Associate Director of the MIT Election Lab.

July 25, 2023 – The MIT Election Data + Science Lab announced today that Sean Greene will be stepping into the role of associate director for the organization.

Mr. Greene has twenty years of experience working in and around the world of elections, and has been a leader on both the nonprofit and governmental sides of the sector. He has previously served as the director of research for the U.S. Election Assistance Program, where he managed the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide collection and analysis of election administration data in the country. He has also been a voting ambassador for the Federal Voting Assistance Program abroad, and was project director on the leadership team that oversaw the Election Initiatives program at the Pew Charitable Trusts. 

The associate director is a new position at the MIT Election Lab. As associate director, Mr. Greene will work closely with the Lab’s administrative and research staff, and will assist the director and research director in charting the strategic direction of the Lab. In particular, he will play a critical role in the implementation of the Mapping Election Administration and Election Sciences program, which is designed to document the key contributions in election science research thus far and chart a path for the future.

In some ways, Mr. Greene will be coming full circle as he joins the Election Lab. As part of his work at Pew, he oversaw the creation and initial launch of the Elections Performance Index – the first comprehensive assessment of election policy and performance across the US, which the MIT Election Lab now administers.

“We are delighted that Sean is bringing his leadership and expertise to the Election Lab team,” said Charles H. Stewart, director of the Lab and Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT. “He is very well known and liked among throughout the elections space. Sean has an outstanding track record of bridging research and practice, and I’m thrilled he will join us in such a critical role as MEDSL continues to advance its mission.” 

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