Dr. Clint Jenkin, Vice President for Research at the Barna Group, served as the principal researcher for the study commissioned by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists [NAD]. I was delighted to work with Dr. Jenkin and serve as the lead research facilitator representing the NAD.
Dr. Jenkin took part in NAD Year-end Meetings, where he presented a summary of the report findings. The report was met with a standing ovation by our church ministry leaders from across the territory of Bermuda, Canada, Micronesia, and the United States.
Clint Jenkin, Ph.D. served as Vice President of Research for Barna Group. For more than 10 years, he has designed and conducted research for academic, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Clint earned his doctorate in social psychology at the University of New Hampshire, where he was a graduate fellow of the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he pioneered a number of research techniques to understand public attitudes about terrorism. After graduate school Dr. Jenkin turned down the CIA to join the marketing research team at Focus on the Family, where he eventually became Director of Research and Insights. At Focus, he designed and conducted a range of research projects, including immersive ethnography, focus groups, video-journals, assessment scales, online communities, and of course, surveys.
Dr. Jenkin has presented to the National Academy of Sciences, American Society of Criminology, Department of Homeland Security, and Religious Research Association. He has been published in International Criminal Justice Review, Homeland Security Affairs and Quirk’s Marketing Research Review. His work has also been cited in Scientific American, The Boston Globe, and by FEMA.
Here, Dr. Jenkin offers a concise introduction to the Barna Group, himself, and his role there.