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A Mitofsky for Michael Schober

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Last May, then-departing New School for Social Research dean Michael Schober added yet another accolade to an already-illustrious academic career. The psychologist was being honored at the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) 68th Annual Conference as this year’s recipient of the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators award. The recognition is bestowed upon those whose accomplishments and contributions to the field of public opinion and survey research advance the application of new communication technologies to survey-data collection. Schober shared the award with University of Michigan professor Frederick G. Conrad.

A prestigious research association comprising of innovators, professionals, and leaders in the field of public opinion and survey, AAPOR selected Schober and Conrad “for rais[ing] awareness of the untapped potential of new technologies for our field, identifying factors to consider when evaluating new modes of interviewing for possible adoption.”

Schober, who was succeeded by William Milberg this fall, began teaching at The New School in 1992 as an assistant professor, and just recently concluded his seventh year as dean. Some of his research interests include linguistics, music, public opinion research analysis, and artificial intelligence. For examples of Michael Schober’s work, click here.

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