At Gallup, Buckles manages a large public sector research portfolio. He provides subject-matter expertise and methodological advice to government agencies, international organizations, universities, and major foundations. His research at Gallup has appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media outlets. His current work focuses on the social & economic effects of artificial intelligence, the use of analytics to improve public sector governance, and experimental research methods.
Buckles holds a Ph.D. in political science from Emory University and his academic work has been published in British Journal of Political Science. His areas of expertise include political economy and development, political behavior, and research methodology.