Ernest J. Oakleaf is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Iowa.


Zoe D. Oakleaf is also a graduate from the University of Arkansas and earned her PhD in historical demography from the University of Iowa. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University in England. Zoe is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.

In their respective doctoral work at the University of Iowa, they were both thoroughly trained in various social science research methodologies, including survey research, small group research, field observation methods, public records research, secondary research, and multivariate data analysis. Applying their rigorous training with more than 30 years of empirical experience, they have been successful in providing clients with consistently dependable research.