Rick Watson is the LAN administrator and senior analyst programmer for the Center for Survey Research. Rick has worked in IT at Indiana University for almost 30 years, primarily in supporting Microsoft products. Rick’s chief experience is in protecting data, server efficiency, and email delivery.


Rick is an avid board gamer. He also is a history buff with a particular interest in the First World War largely because no one else seems to have that interest. A love of improv comedy, hot foods, and IU sports pretty much rounds out the story.

Center for Survey Research
Smith Research Center 123
2805 E 10th St
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 856-0779 or (800) 258-7691
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Tuesdays 10AM-12PM
Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200
Wednesdays 12PM-2PM
Scholars' Commons, Herman B. Wells Library
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