Dr. Griffin focuses on demographic change and American political behavior.
He is the co-author and lead data analyst for the “States of Change” project—a collaboration between PRRI, the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. The project forecasts major demographic changes out to 2060 in all 50 states with the goal of assessing the political impact these changes will have. He is also an active member of the Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group – a cross-institutional collaboration to study changes in the political behavior and beliefs of Americans.
Before joining PRRI, he served as a Director of Quantitative Analysis at the Center for American Progress. He has taught courses on research methodology, statistics, public opinion, and political advocacy for The George Washington University, Pennsylvania State University, and Loyola University Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.