Angela Tharp earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Indiana University. In the two decades since, she has helped IU campuses and units identify, promote, and measure their marketing activities and value. She uses primary, secondary, and best practices research to guide teams toward better outcomes.

In 2012 Angela created the IU Panel, the first custom survey panel in higher education. She has facilitated hundreds of focus groups and interviews. As a qualitative researcher for the IU Center for Survey Research, she is designing a study to better understand what helps or hinders participation in major health studies like the IU Grand Challenges Person to Person Health Interview Study. Her work will inform study leaders on stop, start, or change opportunities likely to improve Hoosier experiences and response rates.


Angela is a fervent reader and podcast listener. She likes to run, travel, and craft.

Center for Survey Research
Smith Research Center 123
2805 E 10th St
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 856-0779 or (800) 258-7691
Free Weekly Consulting Hours:

Will resume in the fall. For summer, please schedule an appointment here.

Excludes first and last weeks of classes, holiday breaks and exam weeks.

Tuesdays 10AM-12PM
Social Science Research Commons
Woodburn Hall 200
Wednesdays 12PM-1:30PM
Scholars' Commons
Herman B. Wells Library
East Tower E157N