Jen Benoit-Bryan, Ph.D.

Research Director

Jen Benoit-Bryan joins SMU DataArts after serving as President of Slover Linett Audience Research. She has led that team by prioritizing research strategies that pull in new voices, that are collaborative, that co-create with communities, and that spark and support lasting change in the arts and culture sector. During her time at Slover Linett, Benoit-Bryan worked on wide-ranging multi-year projects including the Museums Moving Forward Initiative, the National Academy of Sciences, the LA Phil, the High Line, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Carnegie Hall, Washington National Opera, Ballet Austin, Dallas Zoo and the Central Park Conservatory, among many others. As an expert in statistical social research, she consults internally and externally on research design and advances the use of new tools and advanced techniques for analysis.