The SSRM modules are being developed by a large team of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and administrators from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Middlebury College. 

The SSRM project had its beginnings in June 2020 with aims to develop an online resource that fills a gap in traditional research methods preparation for students and faculty, available to Middlebury students and staff as well as the public. 

Since 2020, the project has continued to develop its training modules in social science research, data collection, and data analysis. It is currently ongoing, with some modules still under development.

For more information, please contact Lisa Gates at

Meet the Team

Lisa Gates

Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research

Davis Family Library 225, Middlebury College

Matt Lawrence

Associate Professor of Sociology

Munroe Hall 412, Middlebury College
Office Hours:
Spring Term: Wednesdays 10:30-12:00pm and Thursdays 3:45-5:15pm

Netta Avineri

Associate Professor, TESOL/TFL; Chair, Intercultural Competence Committee

McCone M102B, Middlebury Institute

Phil Murphy

Associate Professor, Policy Analytics

McCone M224, Middlebury Institute