Philip Garland, Ph.D. is a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Communication Difference and Equity in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Prior to this position, Philip was Vice President of Methodology at SurveyMonkey where he informed product design to ensure that the company’s products produce optimal data quality. He architected a survey sampling product that grew to more than $10 million in revenue in two years. He spearheaded companywide survey training as the company grew from thirty to more than two hundred fifty during his tenure. He also led a team of researchers to correctly predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential election in forty eight of fifty states and Washington D.C., using SurveyMonkey site traffic.
Prior to SurveyMonkey, Philip was Knowledge Director/Chief Methodologist at Survey Sampling International (SSI). At SSI, he created new sampling policies that saved the firm more than twenty percent of its survey incentive costs.
Philip has published several papers in academic journals and two book chapters in the areas of public opinion, Internet marketing, media coverage of political affairs, and intergroup relations. Philip holds a Ph.D. in Communication and an MA in Political Science from Stanford University, as well as an MA in Communication and a BA in Political Science/Communication from the University of Washington.