Mick P. Couper is a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Rhodes University, an M.A. in applied social research from the University of Michigan and an M.Soc.Sc. from the University of Cape Town. His current research interests include survey nonresponse, design and implementation of survey data collection, effects of technology on the survey process, and computer-assisted survey methods, including both interviewer-administered (CATI and CAPI) and self-administered (web, audio-CASI, etc.) methods.