|Title:||Senior Research Specialist|
Sherrie J. Taylor, M.P.A., joined the Center for Governmental Studies fulltime in April 2001, after working as a graduate assistant for two years. She works with the public and a wide range of institutions to supply data knowledge based primarily on public data provided by state and federal agencies. The data is published by each agency, making it difficult to know where this information is located, how to interpret it and how to pull it together with other data to see the big picture of what is taking place in demographic, economic and social trends.
Sherrie also writes reports for various colleges and provides public service data analysis. As the project manager of the NIU role in the State Data Center Network, Sherrie works with other agencies throughout the nation in helping others understand and utilize available data sets.
Sherrie earned a Master of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University, a B.S. in political science with a minor in statistics from NIU, a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate from NIU, and an A.A. degree from Rock Valley College.