Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)


Dr. Rudolph Wilson

Rudolph Wilson, Ph.

Norfolk State University

Dr. Rudolph Wilson is currently full professor of Political Science at Norfolk State University. Dr. Wilson earned his BA degree in Political Science from Howard University, 1973, his MA degree in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton in 1978 and his Ph.D. from Clark Atlanta University in 1986. He has taught at NSU as a Political Scientist since 1986 where he also directs the university, Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP). CARPP specializes in providing political and social demographic analysis of public policy issues.

Dr. Wilson’s research has extensively focused on voting rights and redistricting analysis as well as a number of other GIS studies on race, income, poverty, housing, transportation, health and environmental studies. The center currently serves as a Census Information Center of the U.S. Bureau of Census, and has prepared analyses of an array of data emanating from the 2000 and 2010 decennial censuses and other census related surveys.