Keen Independent Research
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Wickenburg , AZ 85390
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Denver , CO 80206

Meet Our Awesome Team

A cross-disciplinary, innovative team that is committed to our clients.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are imbedded in everything we do.

Ellen Meiser

Ellen Meiser, Ph.D., Consultant Ellen Meiser

Dr. Ellen Meiser has many years of experience conducting in-depth interviews, ethnographic research, participant observation, content analysis and quantitative research. Ellen enjoys sharing her knowledge through audio production and is
co-creator and host of many sociology podcasts, including The Social Breakdown. She conducts
equity research, disparity studies, and diversity and inclusion assignments across the country.
Ellen teaches sociology at University of Hawaii. Another of Ellen’s passions is gourmet cooking.

Project Experience:

  • Qualitative research
  • Ethnographic research
  • Participant observation
  • Content analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Community engagement
  • Disparity studies
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) studies
  • Data collection, visualization and analysis


Ph.D., Sociology (social psychology, criminology and emotions),
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, HI

M.A., Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, HI

B.A., Hospitality Business Management, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK



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