Floyd J. Fowler Jr. nbsp; is a graduate of Wesleyan University and nbsp; received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1966. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Survey Research at UMASS Boston since 1971. He was Director of the Center for 14 years. Dr. Fowler is the author (or co-author) of four text books on survey methods, as well as numerous research papers and monographs. His recent work has focused on studies of question design and evaluation techniques and applying survey methods to studies of medical care.