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Information about the MLL research group

About MLL:

  • Methodology endorsed by national professional organizations such as the National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Collaboration with other consultants
  • Low overheads
  • 24/7 availability by phone and e-mail
  • Research team approach as used by federally funded researchers
  • Personnel with advanced degrees in parks and recreation, survey methodology, and data analysis


Key Personnel:

      • Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Professional Experience
      • Head of the Sampling Section of the Survey Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois
      • Founder of the Survey Research Center of Wake Forest University
      • Project director for numerous needs assessment projects for parks and recreation agencies
      • Survey research consultant for several institutions including:

  Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  US Air Force Military Airlift Command

  Web-based data collection projects funded by the National Institute of Health

    • Scholarship
      • Author of forthcoming book (2008) on citizen input collection for parks and recreation planning
      • Author of the only book on research methods for parks and recreation professionals
      • Published articles in numerous academic and trade journals
      • Presented on needs assessments at numerous state and national recreation conferences
      • Conducted workshops on needs assessments for parks and recreation professionals across the Unites States


  • Dr. Joseph Bannon, Jr., MLL founder and Senior Advisor, former President of NRPA


  •  Research Associates


  • Area associate and special expertise personnel are brought in as needed



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