Dr. Abdel-Latif graduated from Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Sociology, having specialized in
demography, research methodology, and survey research. Since 1970, he has held academic posts at
several universities in the United States, Canada, and Egypt. His research interests include value
orientation and intergenerational value shifts. He has collaborated on a number of surveys with
prominent scholars at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio State University,
Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, and the University of Maryland. He has also
been retained as the Principal Investigator for Egypt in the Gallup World Polls since 2005.
Asmaa Ahmed Abdel-Gaffar, M.A. (Managing Director)
Ms. Abdel-Gaffer has been Managing Director at ERTC since 2010. Fifteen years of experience in survey
design and data analysis has enabled her to participate in nearly all of the quantitative and qualitative
research projects conducted by ERTC. Her enthusiasm and expertise have gained her considerable
recognition and appreciation from ERTC clientele.
Bassam Zakaria Hanafi (Systems Analyst)
Having considerable training and education in the field of IT technology, Mr. Hanafi possesses expertise
that adds to ERTC’s capabilities in the design of online questionnaires, the implementation of the CAPI
and CATI technology in data collection, and the selection and application of appropriate data collection,
data processing, and analyses tools such as SPSS and SNAP software.
Ahmed El-Rawy Selim (Project Coordinator)
Mr. Selim, an experienced project coordinator, advises and assists with project preparation, interviewer
recruitment, budgeting, sample design, and other project logistics.
Mohamed Gad (Data Processing and Data Entry)
Mr. Gad draws from considerable experience as an ERTC field interviewer (2007-2011) to manage the
data processing needs of the Center. From his position as the head of the Data Processing and Data
Entry at ERTC, Mr. Gad has the responsibility for input, organization, cleaning and cataloging data,
performing quality control checks, identifying fieldwork problems, and ensuring that data processing is
completed on schedule.
Asmaa Ahmed Omar (Data Processing and Data Entry)
With a degree in sociology and media coupled with experience in telephone calling centers, Ms. Omar is
responsible for preparing source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information and
establishing entry priorities. Having extensive knowledge of SPSS and SNAP software, and applying the
most advanced quality control measures, Ms. Omar has successfully produced and delivered data sets to
ERTC clientele since 2011.
Wael Mahmoud Ibrahim (Project Directors and Supervisors)
Mr. Ibrahim is a field supervisor with 18 years of experience in managing field interviewers and other
quality control personnel and has demonstrated ability in interviewer training and field document
development. Mr. Ibrahim also has expertise in census block listing, the selection of land marks,
preparing area maps, and supervising the random route sampling strategies in the field.
Amr Shokry Mohamed (Project Directors and Supervisors)
Mr. Shokry has almost 20 years of survey experience as a field interviewer, supervisor, and manager of
quality control. His experience enables him to develop the necessary interviewer training manuals.
Amr Abdelsalam Abdelkarim (Project Directors and Supervisors)
Mr. Abdelkarim has a special talent in the development of training manuals necessary for field
interviewers as well as data processing and verification staff in-office. He is also instrumental in
recruiting qualified interviewers and other field workers such as quality controllers and field-editors to
Mr. Ali Ahmed
Mr. Ali Ahmed is a sampling consultant, formerly with the Central Agency of Public Mobilization and
Statistics (CAPMAS). With his long experience as the director of several population censuses and other
national demographic surveys, Mr. Ahmed provides ERTC with his expertise on sampling design and
enumeration related issues.
Mohamed Kader Allam
Mr. Allam joined ERTC as a consultant after more than 30 years of experience in the area of census
statistics and population enumeration. He also has expertise in the areas of training, fieldwork,
supervision, and project administration. These experiences contribute to ERTC in its quest to produce
high quality survey data.
Nermeen Kassem, PhD.
Dr. Kassem completed her Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of York, in the United
Kingdom. Her major areas of research involve communication and new media. Dr. Kassem has in-depth
research experience from the University of York, the University of Massachusetts, and BBC World
Services. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University and has recently joined the
ERTC as a consultant.
With a Ph.D. from Ain Shams University, Department of Sociology and Media, Dr. Ibrahim is a qualified
and effective interviewer trainer and focus group moderator. Her expertise is particularly applicable in
the development of survey questionnaires and other data collection tools with regards to Internet use
and social media.
Ibrahim M. Ismael, PhD.
Having a history of conducting qualitative research with international organizations working in Egypt and
other Middle Eastern countries, Dr. Ismael now assists ERTC in the organization of focus groups designed
to provide health information to marginalized populations. He has expertise in social marketing
programs promoting medical awareness and developmental issues.