Research Affiliates

The Rose Institute stresses a high level of interaction between students and faculty. In their research on state and local government, students and faculty work side by side. Students receive guidance and instruction from professors, fellows and research associates experienced in the operations of both the public and private sectors.

Douglas M. Johnson ’92

President, National Demographics Corporation | (310) 200-2058

dougjohnsonDouglas Johnson (B.A. Claremont McKenna College, M.B.A. UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University) has been involved with the Rose Institute since his college years when he served as a student manager in 1991-92. Mr. Johnson assists with Rose Institute research on Redistricting Reform, Census data use and analysis, and Geographic Information Systems.

Mr. Johnson is the president of National Demographics Corporation. Consulting projects in that capacity include the state of Florida’s State Senate Committee on Reapportionment, and the state of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission for Congressional and Legislative Redistricting.

Dr. Johnson was a Coro Public Affairs Fellow, served as Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Stephen Horn, and worked as a project manager for various software companies early in his career.


Justin M. Levitt ’06

Vice President, National Demographics Corporation
Adjunct Professor, California State Long Beach | (480) 390-7480

Justin Levitt (B.A. Claremont McKenna College; M.A. and Ph.D., UC San Diego) is Vice President of National Demographics Corporation and an Adjunct Professor at California State University Long Beach teaching on comparative politics, Latin American politics, and international relations. A former Assistant Student Manager at the Rose Institute, Justin graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in 2006 and went on to study Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.  His research focuses on redistricting and representation, with a particular emphasis on how redistricting institutions make decisions.

Ian E. O’Grady ’15

Marshall Scholar, Oxford University | (602) 495-3630

Ian-OGrady15Ian O’Grady (B. A. Claremont McKenna College, M.Phil, Oxford University) is a Business Analyst for Circonomy Solutions based in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to this, he served as a consultant for the California Local Redistricting Project and was a Research Analyst in the office of the former mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton.  Ian briefed Mayor Stanton on pending municipal policy and mayor initiatives. Priority initiatives include expanding Phoenix exports to Mexico, strengthening workforce development, and investing in education. Ian’s other roles included speech writing and drafting the mayor’s formal correspondence.

Ian was a volunteer committee member for Project Jigsaw under statewide non-profit Equality Arizona.  Project Jigsaw works to improve Arizona’s adoption and foster care system and advocate for equal treatment of married LGBT couples throughout the process. He also works with Rose Faculty Fellow Andrew Sinclair (CMC ’08) as a research associate. With Dr. Sinclair, Ian continues his primary election research from his time at the Rose Institute and has authored multiple forthcoming journal articles. In addition, Ian is working with Nicolas Heidorn (CMC ’06 and Rose Institute alum) on an ongoing redistricting analysis project.

In college, Ian interned for political campaigns, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, the Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and the ACLU. His research background includes political incentives, political party organization, campaign finance, election administration, voting rights, First Amendment law, tax policy, and economic development.  He worked for the Rose Institute and was the Institute’s Student Manager in 2014-2015. Mr. O’Grady was a 2017 Marshall Scholar, studying at Oxford University.

William Voegeli

Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books, The Claremont Institute | (909) 981-2200

William Voegeli is a senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books and author of: Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State (Encounter Books); and The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion (Broadside Books). A visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College’s Henry Salvatori Center, his work has appeared in the City JournalCommentary, the Los Angeles TimesNational ReviewThe Weekly Standard, and other publications. Mr. Voegeli received his Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University in Chicago and was a program officer for the John M. Olin Foundation from 1988 to 2003.