Kathleen Marker, Ph.D

Director, Qualitative Research

As Director of Qualitative Research, Kathleen focuses on capturing consumer insights to inform future business decisions.  She relishes opportunities to speak with people about a wide range of topics and industries.  Kathleen is always trying to better understand larger societal themes and patterns based on how people express their thoughts and feelings.

Prior to joining Kelton, Kathleen managed the Center for Ethnographic Research at the University of California, Berkeley where she worked on a number of different qualitative assignments.  She led research projects on business development in Detroit and the Silicon Valley and consulted on health-related ethnographic studies.

Kathleen earned a Bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Michigan and her Master’s degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.  Her doctoral work focused on economic sociology.  She has taught qualitative research methods and design courses to undergraduates at the University of California’s Berkeley and San Diego campuses in the Departments of Sociology, International and Area Studies, and Humanities.

Kathleen frequently presents qualitative work at conferences and is always on the lookout for the latest technology to assist with data analysis and organization.  In her spare time, she loves perfecting slow cooker recipes and spending time with family.

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