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Paul Manson
Paul Manson

Paul Manson is a Senior Research Assistant with the Portland State University Center for Public Service. His research has focused on new tools for the representation and assessment of public input and engagement. Most recently he has been studying the expansion of participatory geographical information systems into policy processes in Oregon. Paul also supports the CPS program to understand the impact of shifting demographics and voting with Phil Keisling. He focuses on quantitative analysis tools to understand these shifts, and in particular to explore impacts on local elections as new tools for registration and voting are deployed. Paul also manages a suite of disaster resilience research projects with CPS. These include the producing planning tools to assess social and community vulnerability to large natural and technological hazards. Paul has a BA in Anthropology from Reed College and an MPA from Portland State University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Public Affairs and Policy program at Portland State University.