Joseph Broad joined Keen Independent as a Consultant in early 2020. As a PhD candidate in political science, Joseph has years of research experience and is fluent in quantitative research methods and multiple programming languages. He also has years of professional experience working for the federal government.
Joseph is assisting Keen Independent with disparity studies and related studies for several government institutions and agencies. These institutions include the State of Colorado, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Oregon Department of Aviation, Ramsey County of Minnesota, City of Atlanta, Georgia and City of Alexandria, Louisiana.
Since 2015, Joseph has been conducting political science research in public opinion and ideology, particularly around the subjects of social, economic and environmental justice. He has conducted studies spanning a wide variety of subjects in political science, from legislators’ policymaking effectiveness and the electoral connection to the role of rhetoric and emotions in political information processing.
Joseph brings his passion for quantitative methods, causal inference, and experimental survey design to the Keen team. He is trained in both frequentist and Bayesian statistical inference and has applied advanced quantitative machine learning methods in his research.
Joseph spent years working for Harry Reid, the former United States Senate Majority Leader in Washington, DC. There he managed constituent outreach and cooperated in senior political strategy meetings. He also drafted media materials such as press releases, opinion columns and scripts for the Senator’s video addresses.
Joseph is in the final stages of earning his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno.