Brian Silver

Brian  Silver
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Political Science


Brian Silver is Professor Emeritus of Political Science.  A member of the MSU faculty since 1975, Professor Silver served as Chair of the Department of Political Science from 1987 to 1996.  From 1994-2007 he directed the “State of the State Survey,” a quarterly survey of public opinion in Michigan.  Since 2008 he served as Director of MSU’s Center for Statistical Training and Consulting.  Honored with a Distinguished Faculty Award by MSU in 1991, Silver has also been a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Davis Center for Russion Studies at Harvard University, and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science at Stanford University.