Ashley Jester

Head, Social Science Data and Software

Political Science Subject Specialist

As the Head of Social Science Data and Software (SSDS), I oversee the operations of this service and direct the programming of this group.  SSDS provides consultations for researchers needing assistance with finding and using research data and with the use of software tools for both quantitative and qualitiative analysis.  I have expertise in statistics, social science research methods, and a variety of software packages and programming languages.  In addition, as the Political Science Subject Specialist, I provide direct support for research related to this discipline and oversee the collection of political science research resources, including books, periodicals, and data.

Course number Term Guide Instructor
AMSTUD 121Z: Political Power in American Cities (POLISCI 121, PUBLPOL 133, URBANST 111) Winter 2017 Political Power in American Cities Clayton Nall


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Rochester

Professional activities 

Administrative Committee, At-Large Member (USA), International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), 2015-present