Eli McClain

Eli McClain

Research Project Manager

Email: elimccl@umich.edu

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Eli McClain is a research project manager contributing to EGI’s applied research projects. 

Eli directs data collection and related analysis for multiple qualitative and quantitative studies using creative multi-method approaches. Through his work, Eli builds strong relationships with EGI partners, clients, and U-M faculty and supports the growth and learning of student research associates.

As a passionate storyteller, Eli is interested in leveraging data to deliver actionable insights to industries and communities.

Before joining EGI in 2023, Eli worked in the cultural heritage sector as an educator, researcher and project manager helping cultural organizations more successfully connect with their communities.  Outside of work, Eli enjoys traveling with his partner and exploring Michigan as a new resident. 

Eli has a B.A in History and Sociology from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY, and a MPhil in Heritage Studies from the University of Cambridge.