Ned English is a Senior Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. He is also a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy Research at the University of Chicago, teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in the Social Sciences. Ned earned his M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in Geography from McGill University.
Ned is currently serving as MAPOR Conference Chair, having been Associate-Conference Chair during the prior year. He also served as MAPOR Secretary-Treasurer and Associate Secretary Treasurer from 2015-17. Ned co-taught a short-course on Address-Based Sampling with Colm O’Muircheartaigh at the 2012 conference. He is involved in AAPOR as well, presenting regularly and is currently the chair of the Standard Definitions Committee. In addition, Ned is a past member of the AAPOR Address-Based Sampling (ABS) Taskforce, past chair of the Chapter Liaison Subcommittee of the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee, and past member of the AAPOR Communications and Standards Committees.
Ned’s primary research interest is the use of GIS and spatial analysis in survey research, focusing on sample design, hard-to-reach populations, address geocoding, linkage to extant social and environmental data, and non-response analysis. Ned was involved with some of the key early research on ABS designs and continues working in this area. His research has been published in journals including Public Opinion Quarterly,Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, Survey Practice, Field Methods, the Journal of Gerontology, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Now a proud Midwest transplant, Ned made the journey from Boston to Chicago (via Montreal and Madison) 17 years ago. When not conducting survey research he enjoys music, travel, and running.