Oral History & Education Project

The Oral History and Education Project of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies and the Gallup Institute for Global Well Being was founded and produced by Michael B. Frisch. The Project's goal is to produce oral histories, video documentaries, and educational interviews with the top researchers in the fields of positive psychology and quality of life, in order to preserve their academic legacies, share their findings, and encourage a new generation of researchers and disseminators of this important knowledge. Role models of service and philanthropy are also being interviewed. The founder and producer of this project is Michael B. Frisch.

An early description of the project can be found in this refereed journal article:
Frisch, Michael B. (2008). The Oral History and Education Project of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies and the Gallup Institute for Global Well Being: A Way to Honor Distinguished Researchers and to Preserve their Legacies. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2 (4), 223-238.

Part I: Oral History and Video Documentary of Kenneth C. Land
Researched, Produced and Conducted on the campus of Duke University by Dr. Michael B. Frisch of Baylor University.
Kenneth C. Land
Pioneer and Pre-Eminent Scholar in the fields of Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life, Mathematical and Statistical Sociology, Criminology, and the Demography of Aging.
Professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness
Professor of Sociology
Duke University
Durham, NC
USA

Part II: Oral History and Video Documentary of Kenneth C. Land
Researched, Produced and Conducted on the campus of Duke University by Dr. Michael B. Frisch of Baylor University.
Kenneth C. Land
Pioneer and Pre-Eminent Scholar in the fields of Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life, Mathematical and Statistical Sociology, Criminology, and the Demography of Aging.
Professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness
Professor of Sociology
Duke University
Durham, NC
USA

Oral History and Video Documentary of Ruut Veenhoven
Produced and Conducted by Michael B. Frisch
Ruut Veenhoven
Pioneer and World Authority on Happiness
Professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness
Erasmus University
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Oral History and Video Documentary of Ed Diener with Carol Diener
Produced and Conducted by Michael B. Frisch
Ed Diener
World Authority on Happiness Research
Senior Research Scientist in the Gallup Institute for Global Well-Being
Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois
603 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

Oral History and Video Documentary of Alex Michalos
Produced and Conducted by Michael B. Frisch
Dr. Alex Michalos, F.R.S.C.
Pioneer in Assessing Quality of Life Around the World
Winner of Canada's Gold Medal Award for Research
Member in the Royal Society of Canada
Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, British Columbia
V2N 4Z9
Canada

Oral History and Video Documentary of Richard J. Estes
Produced and Conducted by Michael B. Frisch
Richard J. Estes, Ph.D.
Distinguished International Researcher and
Political Activist on Behalf of the Poor, Exploited, and Disenfranchised Throughout the World.
Past President of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS)
Professor of Social Work
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Locust Walk
Philadelphia PA 19104-6214 
USA

Oral History and Video Documentary of David G. Myers
Produced and Conducted by Michael B. Frisch
David G. Myers, Ph.D.
Pioneering Positive and Social Psychologist, Educator, and Philanthropist
Winner of the Gordon Allport Prize and
National Science Foundation Grants/Fellowships
Professor of Psychology
Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000
USA

Oral History and Video Documentary of Michael B. Frisch
Produced and Conducted by M. Joseph Sirgy
Michael B. Frisch, Ph.D.
Pioneer in Evidence-Based Positive Psychology Intervention and Assessment
Research Fellow in the International Society for Quality of Life Studies
Author of Evidence-Based Quality-of-Life-Therapy (see book published by John Wiley & Sons)
and the Evidence-Based Assessment, the Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI published by Pearson Assessments.