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

Daniel Bongert

Position title: Linux Systems Administrator

Aaron Crandall

Position title: Director, Social Science Research Services

Russell Dimond

Position title: Associate Director, SSCC /Statistical Consultant

Mary Lynn Dombrowski

Position title: Office Administrator

Cody Gerhartz

Position title: Endpoint Support Specialist

Zach Heise

Position title: Windows Systems Administrator

Douglas Hemken

Position title: Statistical Consultant

Grace Herndon

Position title: Outreach Program Coordinator & Communications Specialist

Ryan Horrisberger

Position title: Technical Services Manager

Vacant Position

Position title: Director, DISC

Reba Schmidt

Position title: Windows System Administrator

Al Schultz

Position title: Accountant II

Ryan St Peters

Position title: User Support Specialist

Jason Struck

Position title: Statistical Consultant

David Thompson

Position title: Linux System Administrator

Amanda Todd

Position title: User Support Specialist

Joe Wright

Position title: Post Award Research Adminsitrator