Richard Kruger is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is an internationally recognized authority on the use of focus group interviewing within the public environment. He has written 7 books, authored many journal articles and lectured at venues throughout the world on this topic. In addition he is a former president of the American Evaluation Association. He holds a PhD in research methods and holds academic appointments in education, epidemiology and public health. In his spare time, he repairs his motorcycle, swaps stories with friends, and shops for tools at the local hardware store. Maybe you’ve seen him there.