About Us

Pat Kenney

Welcome to the Institute for Social Science Research

by Patrick Kenney, Director

As Director of the ISSR, and all of our talented and dedicated research and service professionals, let me welcome you to our web site.

In my role as director of the ISSR, I seek to advance the ISSR in achieving its mission to serve the needs of the University community and citizens of Arizona, the nation, and the global community by providing research-based support for trans-disciplinary collaboration among University departments and schools; University researchers and external agencies and organizations; and a home for University centers emerging from such collaborations.

The Institute has two core research service areas: the Web Services Group and Geographic Information System Services. Each is staffed by highly trained and experienced research professionals. The Institute is the home of state of the art research facilities for the social sciences. It is poised to become the leading Institute in the nation for the support of funded research projects while at the same time welcoming projects from community groups and organizations desiring professional research assistance.

We at the ISSR look forward to talking with you about your research needs and our ability to provide you with Web Services and Geographic Information System Services that help you achieve your goals. We seek to involve faculty from across the University and other Institutions of Higher Education as Fellows who advise the growth and direction of the Institute's research services. If you would like to see some examples of research conducted through the ISSR, you can access brief reports of recent projects under Projects. So, welcome to the ISSR.

Patrick Kenney,
Director