Editor's note: "Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today" is a Deseret News event featuring legendary journalist Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock will join two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a former law clerk for Judge John J. Sirica, for the "Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today" event in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 14.
Dimock will share polls and research findings relating to trust in institutions, individuals and elected officials.
Dimock holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Houston and a doctorate in political science from the University of California-San Diego, according to the Pew Research Center.
Before his 18-year tenure with the Pew Research Center, Dimock taught political science at North Carolina State University from 1996 to 2000. From 2001 to 2003, Dimock worked as a visiting professor at the University of California's Washington Center. During that time, Pew Research Center's founding director, Andrew Kohut, offered Dimock a position there, according to Pew.
Since starting at the Pew Research Center, Dimock has been a survey analyst, survey director, research director, the associate director of research, the director of political research and the vice president of research.
Dimock's longest-standing position at Pew to date is associate director of research, a position he held for eight years.Comment on this story
In October 2014, Dimock replaced Kohut as president of the center.
Dimock's expertise includes foreign policy, politics, elections and economy, according to Pew.
His research focuses on political and social values and details of presidential election cycles, including views on election campaigns, candidates and issues.