CJI brings you a close-knit team of highly trained and experienced professionals.
CJI Research (CJI) is an alliance of personnel highly experienced in market research, marketing, transit planning, database design, and graphic design. CJI was formed in 1983 by Dr. Hugh Clark and Dr. Joan Simon to provide market research to the public and not-for-profit sectors throughout the United States.
Dr. Hugh M. Clark, PhD
Dr. Clark is the owner of CJI Research, LLC. He conducts primary research in attitudes and behaviors involved in public transportation, civic affairs, health care, and not-for-profit enterprise. He has more than thirty years of experience in market research of these kinds. He teaches Survey Design at the John Glenn College of The Ohio State University. He has also taught at Michigan State University, Miami University of Ohio, and Ohio Wesleyan University.
CJI’s research tools include surveys, focus groups, electoral analysis, key informant studies, census analysis, and other types of research. On the basis of our research, we have advised hospitals, public transportation providers, municipal governments, and not-for-profit organizations, on matters of customer and citizen attitudes and behavior. We have counseled mayors, governors, school boards, transit authorities and others on issues of public attitudes toward taxation, assisting in planning and winning tax issue campaigns.
In addition to his research background, Dr. Clark brings real-world hands-on experience with the kinds of public and non-profit entities CJI Research now serves. For example, he chaired the board of a major non-profit serving public schools. He has managed and strategized ballot issues for transit and other authorities needing tax funding. For twenty years, he served as the in-house research provider for a major hospital system. He chaired an election regulatory body for the Ohio Secretary of State, and has been active in other arenas as well. Coupled with his extensive research training, this hands-on experience provides him with a unique perspective on the organizational imperatives of having and applying solid research information to strategic decision-making.
Selena Barlow, MBA. Marketing and Market Research.
Works exclusively within the transportation industry. Provides marketing consultation, market research and creative services to transit agencies, transportation departments of cities, counties and states and metropolitan planning organizations. Has worked for more than four dozen transportation agencies during the past twelve years. Services include marketing plan development, market research coordination and analysis, development of marketing programs and materials. Certified WBE.
Cliff Chambers, MCP, Planning.
Mr. Chambers is an expert in community-oriented mobility services in rural, small-urbanized and urban areas. He has more than 25 years of experience in utilizing a mobility management ethos in matching mobility services to market needs without a bias to a particular mode. Mr. Chambers utilizes his extensive financial planning skills to craft community mobility plans within available resources. He has prepared over 30 short-range transit plans for communities, rural regions, and recreation destinations. Mr. Chambers has also led multidisciplinary teams to ensure that good mobility is maintained in coordinating long-term land use and transportation decisions. Mr. Chambers has led or played major roles in four national research efforts from mobility management to more recently evaluating bus propulsion and fuel technologies. Mr. Chambers has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from U.C.
Karen Basinger, Ph.D. Database Design.
Dr. Basinger holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. Her expertise is in data mining of very large data sets. She gets data to talk. For CJI’s work with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), she recently developed a national database of passenger surveys that serves as the basis for the 2015 Transit Passenger Characteristics Study.
Ronny Kraft, Transit Project Manager.
Ronny Kraft, operates Ronny Kraft Consulting. She has many years of experience working with public sector clients to address the mobility challenges faced by many different communities. She manages transit data collection projects for CJI. She also excels at developing cost effective and innovative transportation solutions for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income populations through a combination of careful analysis and extensive community outreach.
Annmarie O’Brien, Online Survey Programming.
Ms. O’Brien has worked for with CJI for more than ten years providing all of CJI’s online survey programming, first through Perseus Development Corp., and subsequently as an independent consultant.
Navo Emmanuel, Data Analysis.
Ms. Emmanuel, a dual citizen of the United States and Sierra Leone, holds an MS degree in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University , with a specialization in statistics. She provides data analysis services to CJI.