Social Science Research Services (SSRS) serves social science researchers in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. SSRS provides specialized, high-quality services to advance interdisciplinary social science research on the UW campus. SSRS provides an administrative umbrella to coordinate a variety of service-providing units. Any social science researcher or unit wishing to use the services provided by SSRS may contact us for support.




SSRS staff help researchers ease the administrative burdens that stem from extramural research funding by preparing and submitting grant applications and providing post-award financial management and support for compliance issues related to research.


SSRS provides a full range of computing services for social science research through the Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC). SSCC combines powerful computing and statistical software resources with a professional staff.

Data & Information

SSRS provides data services through the Data and Information Services Center (DISC). DISC librarians provide campus researchers with data acquisition, cataloging, and preservation services and reference and outreach.


Andrew Arnold

Position title: Director, SSCC

Nichole Barnes

Position title: SSRS Communications Specialist

Daniel Bongert

Position title: Linux Systems Administrator

Paul Boyer

Position title: Desktop Support Specialist

Chiu-Chuang (Lu) Chou

Position title: Senior Special Librarian

Janet Clear

Position title: Director, SSRS

Russell Dimond

Position title: Associate Director, SSCC /Statistical Consultant

Mary Lynn Dombrowski

Position title: Office Administrator

Charlie Fiss

Position title: Director, DISC

Cody Gerhartz

Position title: Desktop Support Specialist

Zach Heise

Position title: Desktop Support Specialist

Douglas Hemken

Position title: Statistical Consultant

Ryan Horrisberger

Position title: Software Developer

Sherry Huhn

Position title: Research Administrator, Initiative in Social Genomics and CDHA

Mitchell Karam

Position title: Windows Systems Administrator/Desktop Support Specialist

Jason Struck

Position title: Statistical Consultant

Caitlin Tefft

Position title: Instructional/Desktop Support Specialist

David Thompson

Position title: Linux System Administrator

Amanda Todd

Position title: User Support Specialist

A. Rebekah Turner

Position title: Financial Specialist

Susan Vial

Position title: Research Administrator