John M. Kennedy is the senior research director of the Indiana University Center for Survey Research. He directed the Center from 1987 through 2011. He is also an adjunct professor of sociology and teaches a graduate class in survey design. Dr. Kennedy chairs the Indiana University Bloomington Human Subjects Committee and has served on numerous NIH review panels on the ethics of human research. He is the founding editor of Survey Practice sponsored by the American Association for Public Opinion Research. In 2012, he received the Achievement Award from the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.