i4S Executive Committee
- James C. Rhoads (
Jim is Professor of Political Science at Westminster College (PA – USA), where he has taught courses in American Politics, Political Psychology, Methodology, and Popular Culture for the past twenty-five years. Jim has previously held the following positions in I4S: President (2004-05); Vice-President (2003-04, 2015-2017); and Secretary (2001-02 and 2002-03). He has published numerous articles using Q Methodology, and has made over 50 presentations at national and international conferences. He holds a BA, MA and a Ph.D. all from Kent State University.
- Vice-President & Conference Host
- Helen Mason (
Helen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Health Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University, (Scotland). Helen’s research focus is on understanding the views of the general public and patients on health care to inform health care resource allocation. She teaches Health Economics on the MSc Public Health. Helen conducted her first Q study in 2006 and has since been involved in 8 Q studies, including one international study involving Q sorts in 10 countries. She was part of the organising committee for the 2017 conference in Glasgow.
- Brandy Walker (
Brandy holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology, and is currently faculty at a leadership institute in Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. Brandy first applied Q on a project on faculty perceptions of innovation in teaching and technology and then in her dissertation study on perceptions of conflict in mediation training. Brandy now uses Q in the design and development of tools to support real-time analysis in training contexts, including a leadership development “game” using Q.
- Mark Popovich (
- Mark is Professor Emeritus, Department of Journalism, at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. and is a former director of graduate studies and department chair at BSU. He taught media law and media research methods classes including Q-Methodology. He has published numerous Q studies in various media research journals is a former guest editor of Operant Subjectivity, Mark has been
has been treasurer of ISSSS since 2002. He was instrumental in moving ISSSS into U.S. non-profit organizational tax status in 2006, and incorporating ISSSS in the State of Missouri, where ISSSS was established. He is a charter member of the organization, and he was the first recipient of the ISSSS Service Award in 2012.
- Advisor (shared position)
- Diane Montgomery (
Diane is Regents Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University, is a charter member of I4S and has served as President (along with associated offices of Vice President and Past President). For over 25 years, Diane was professor of doctoral coursework that exclusively investigated Q methodology, which introduced Q to hundreds of graduate students, faculty members, and colleagues. Directing over 100 dissertations or theses (many of them using Q methodology).
Amanda Wolf (
- Amanda is Senior Lecturer at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and has been a Q-methodology practitioner and scholar for 20 years. She is immediate past Editor of Operant Subjectivity (2005–2013) Amanda periodically offers a summer course in Q methodology and other workshops and has written case studies for SAGE Research Methods Cases on ‘Understanding Q-methodology data abductively’, ‘Q methodology to inform policy’, and ‘The interview in Q methodology’.
- Past President
- Stephen Jeffares (
Stephen is Lecturer in Public Policy, School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham UK where he is director of postgraduate research and a new MSc in Public Management and Leadership. Stephen uses Q to help policy practitioners better understand the policies and reforms that shape their role. He has published Q studies in a range of international public administration and politics journals and in two monographs. For the last 8 years he has convened an annual Q courses for doctoral researchers and in 2010 developed an online Q sorting tool called POETQ. He hosted the 2011 Birmingham conference and enjoys participating in occasional “T&Q workshops” with UK and Ireland Q researchers.
- Honorary President
- Charles Stephenson, son of the creator of Q methodology, William Stephenson.
- Editor of Operant Subjectivity
- James Good (
firstname.lastname@example.org)), Department of Psychology, Durham University.
- Maximilian Held (
email@example.com), Research Associate, University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany).