Robert Griffin is a director of quantitative analysis at the Center for American Progress, focusing on demographic change and American political behavior. He is the co-author and lead data analyst for the States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project—a collaboration between the Center for American Progress, demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Bipartisan Policy Center—which has projected demographic changes from the 1970s to 2060 in all 50 states, detailed the potential political impacts of those changes, and documented past and future representation issues in the American electorate. His more recent work includes an analysis of automatic voter registration in Oregon and its impact on the composition of the electorate.
He has also taught courses on research methodology, statistics, public opinion, and political advocacy for The George Washington University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Loyola University Chicago.
Griffin received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.