Michael Bošnjak is team leader for the area ´Survey Operations´ at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany, and Full Professor for Evidence-Based Survey Methodology at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences. Between 2013 and 2016, he was the founding team leader of the GESIS Panel, a probabilistic omnibus panel for the social sciences.
His research interests include: Survey methodology, research synthesis methods, consumer/business psychology.
Before joining GESIS and the University of Mannheim, he held positions as an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (2008-2015), as an Assistant Professor of Consumer Psychology and Research Methods at the University of Mannheim, Germany (2003-2008), as a research associate at ZUMA, the Center for Survey Research and Methodology in Mannheim (1998-2003), and as a graduate research assistant at the University of Heidelberg (1997-1998).
Michael Bošnjak received his master degree (German: Diplom) in Psychology from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1997 with a thesis on Internet-based studies in Psychology. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a dissertation on ´Nonresponse in Web Surveys´ (2002, summa cum laude, University of Mannheim), and is holding his ´venia legendi´ for Psychology since 2007 (University of Mannheim).
In June 2013, he was awarded a Honorary Professorship at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences, and in December 2013, he was awarded the Italian National Habilitation for Management (Full Professor level).