Affiliated Project Director
Gates-Blake, Rm. 108
Raymond Lodato has served as Project Director for numerous studies with NORC at the University of Chicago. He headed the Washington State Achievers Longitudinal Survey and Tracking Study (2002-10), where NORC investigated the impact of school reform, scholarship funding and mentorship on the educational and life outcomes of low-income students in Washington State. He has also led projects on the NAACP, TIAA-CREF, and the White House Fellows. Lodato's projects were early adopters of social media as prompting and locating tools, and he also served as Assistant Project Director on the Gates Millennium Scholars Tracking and Longitudinal Survey Study, working primarily to increase response rates among American Indians.
Prior to joining NORC, Lodato worked for several years for the City of Chicago, and began his work in survey research as assistant to the President of Market Shares Corporation. He holds a PhD in Political Science from The University of Chicago.