Field Data Coordinator
Jim Nissen, PRG Research Assistant and Field Data Collection Team Coordinator,
is our most experienced field data collector and data collection manager. Mr. Nissen has been an integral part of many of our large scale NHTSA evaluations over the years, including highly publicized media/enforcement programs used to improve safety belt usage (“Click It or Ticket”), decrease distracted driving (“Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other”), and decrease impaired driving (“Over the Limit, Under Arrest”). He has directed or conducted numerous roadside observations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and Vermont. He has created detailed Google pin maps that contain latitude/longitude and park/observe location information. He oversees training observers, scheduling, data collection, data entry, and overall data collection team management. He has worked with PRG as a lead observer for more than 15 years. Jim currently manages PRG’s data entry team out of our Trumbull, Connecticut office.
Jim has a BA degree from Western Connecticut State University where he studied Music & Economics. He's a low brass specialist with local community bands and is currently studying the 5 string banjo with American Banjo Hall of Fame instructor, Roger Sprung.