About Us

The University of Montana Big Sky Poll collects and reports information about Montanans' perceptions of local, state, and federal issues. The first poll was conducted in February 2018. 



Sara Rinfret, Ph.D.
MPA Director
Social Science Research Laboratory, Co-Director
LAW 146
(406) 243-4702

Justin Angle
Justin Angle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Warren and Betsy Wilcox Faculty Fellow
GBB 313
(406) 243-6747

Research Fellows

Sam Scott
Sam Scott, 
Graduate Student, MPA Program


Picture of Kristin Sleeper
Kristin Sleeper, 
Ph.D. Student, Forestry and Conservation Sciences

picture of Shane St. Onge
Shane St. Onge, 
MPA Graduate, Juris Doctor Candidate


Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray, 
MSBA Program Graduate 


Social Science Research Lab Staff

Chuck Harris
Systems Administrator
Social Science 259D
(406) 243-5381