Dr. Robert A. Hitlin has taught research techniques and statistics, and conducted sample surveys, statistical research projects, and focus groups for over 45 years. He was a professor of Political Science at Georgetown University and American University, and has taught part time at Vanderbilt University, George Washington University and The University of Maryland. He was voted the "Teacher of the Year" by the graduating seniors at Georgetown University. As President of Robert Hitlin Research Associates, Inc. he has directed and conducted hundreds of research projects for organizations in private industry, national associations, and federal, state and local governments. He has been Chief Data Scientist at The DotCom Group, Inc., Director of the Survey Research Division of Human Sciences Research, Inc., a pollster for the DSG Campaign Fund, directed the American University Poll and the Georgetown University Poll, been a guest lecturer for visiting Fulbright Scholars and the Meridian House International, and has appeared frequently on radio and television as a commentator on elections and politics. He has a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He also plays softball, poker, handicaps horses, and works in his woodshop. He lives with his wife in Reston, Virginia.