Floyd J. Fowler, Jr., Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow

Floyd Jackson Fowler, Jr. has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Survey Research since 1971. He co-founded the Center and served as Director for 14 years. Dr. Fowler is the author (or co-author) of four text books on survey methods as well as numerous articles and chapters on survey methodology. Much of his substantive research has related to health and medical issues. He has had a particular interest in the design and evaluation of survey questions.  His recent research has included how best to measure the outcomes of medical treatments, the experiences patients have when getting medical treatment, and the quality of medical decisions. In 2013 he received the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement from the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the Association’s highest honor, recognizing lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the field of public opinion research.  His doctorate is in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1966. He also has a BA in English from Wesleyan University.