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Ann Bisconti, PhD

Ann Stouffer Bisconti, PhD

President, Bisconti Research, Inc.   

Ann Bisconti is President of Bisconti Research, Inc. a public opinion and communications research company.  She is an internationally known expert on public opinion and communications on energy issues and has advised many companies and organizations on communications strategies, messages, and language.  She is a frequent public speaker.  

Before establishing Bisconti Research in 1996, Dr. Bisconti was Vice President of Research and Program Evaluation for Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), where she initiated and ran a massive 13-year program of public opinion and communications research on nuclear energy. Bisconti Research continues this work for NEI under contract and also serves diverse clients in energy and other fields.

Her early research included studies to launch products and advertising, followed by studies of college education and careers.  Dr. Bisconti has authored or co-authored five books: Higher Education and the Disadvantaged Student, The Power of Protest, College as a Training Ground for Jobs, College and Other Stepping Stones, and The Future of Allied Health Education.

Dr. Bisconti teaches about communicating on nuclear energy issues at Fundamentals of Nuclear Communications, a course sponsored by Nuclear Energy Institute. She also teaches about ongoing and crisis communications at World Nuclear University, a summer institute for future leaders sponsored by the World Nuclear Organization.  

Dr. Bisconti is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.  She was elected for two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society.  She has provided consultation on risk communication projects to the American Medical Association, the Electric Power Research Institute, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  She served on review committees for the Chicago Academy of Sciences, the Edison Electric Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Dr. Bisconti attended Harvard University, McGill University, and The Union Institute, from which she received her PhD in Social Science Research in 1978.  She is listed in Who’s Who in America.