Ned English is a Senior Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. English is responsible for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capacity at NORC, in addition to project management and sample design on numerous studies across disciplines. Formally trained as a geographer, English has diverse theoretical and applied experience in the areas of GIS and Census data analysis with regard to survey methodology, sample design, and data visualization.
English has been responsible for mapping and GIS-related analyses for major NORC projects, including the General Social Survey, the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. English also serves as the lead statistician on some of the most important studies at NORC, for clients such as the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institutes on Aging. In addition, he manages projects across departments. English is a leader in the survey field with respect to address-based sampling research for in-person and multi-mode surveys, with work published in peer-reviewed journals and monographs.
Prior to NORC English worked as a GIS consultant implementing mapping and spatial solutions for numerous clients in the public and private sectors. English's work has been published in Field Methods, the Journal of Gerontology, the American Journal of Public Health, and The Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, and he co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Survey Research. English has presented papers at the American Statistical Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and the Association of American Geographers on the topics of address-based sampling, field listing, address coverage in surveys, and various applications of GIS and spatial statistics in survey methodology.Ned was Associate Secretary-Treasurer for MAPOR, in 2014-2015, and is Secretary-Treasurer for MAPOR, 2015-2016.