Thomas A Lindsay

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Thomas has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, demography, experimental design, questionnaire design, programming, and data management. His extensive and diverse background supporting social science research, along with his educational background in History enable him to assist researchers throughout the research lifecycle. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in European History and conducted his Doctoral research on transnational identity and utopian socialism. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in historical music theory. He has co-authored papers as a social science methodologist in fields as diverse as Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and Psychology. Thomas began his professional career in the Social Science Research Facility as the liaison to the Historical Census Project (the precursor to the Minnesota Population Center), and then led the College’s Survey Service and its successor research support services in CLA-OIT before becoming the Assistant Director for Research in LATIS.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude: History, Music, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, 1999.
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Treasurer, International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology: June 2013 - Present
  • Chair, Membership Committee, International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology: June 2011 - June 2013
  • Co-Chair, Annual Conference Program Committee, International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology: June 2009 - June 2010


  • Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Grant: Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Precision Timing Optimization: Office of the Vice President for Research, funder; Thomas Lindsay, Principal Investigator, July 2014
  • R. Silberzahn, E.L. Uhlman, D.P. Martin,... T.A. Lindsay,... B. Nosek (2018). Many analysts, one dataset: Making transparent how variations in analytical choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1:3, 337-356. Link
  • Woldeab, Daniel, Thomas Lindsay, and Thomas Brothen (2017). Under the Watchful Eye of Online Proctoring. Chapter in Ilene D Alexander and Robert K Poch (Eds.), Innovative Learning and Teaching: Experiments Across the Disciplines (pp. 147-160). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.
  • Hofelich Mohr, A., Johnston, L., & Lindsay, T.A. (2016). The Data Management Village: Collaboration Among Research Support Providers in the Large Academic Environment. Chapter in L. Kellam and K. Thompson (Eds.) Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice (pp. 51-66). Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Patterson, G, Lindsay, T, et al. (2016). Prioritization of Managed Pork Supply Movements During a FMD Outbreak in the US.Frontiers in Veterinary Science 3, 97.
  • Hofelich Mohr, A, Sell, A, Lindsay, T (2015). Thinking Inside the Box: Visual Design of the Response Box Affects Creative Divergent Thinking in an Online Survey. Social Science Computer Review 34, 3, pp. 347-359.
  • Cherry, C, Hofelich Mohr, A, Lindsay, T, et al. (2014). Knowledge and Perceived Implementation of Food Safety Risk Analysis Framework in Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Journal of Food Protection 77:12. pp. 2098-2105.
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2005 - 2006