Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr.

Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr.

Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr., grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and went on to receive his B.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and then his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from Stony Brook University. Currently he is a Professor and Department Chair at Monmouth University and Director of the Relationship Science Lab, as well as the Co-Creator/Co-Editor of www.ScienceOfRelationships.com
 
He has published over 30 journal articles and over 15 book chapters, received twelve grants, and given more than 90 conference presentations. With his team of undergraduate research assistants, he focuses on the self and relationships, addressing questions such as, What leads people to form relationships? What makes for a successful relationship? What leads someone to cheat? How does break-up effect one’s sense of self? His research also examines ways to improve research methods and statistics instruction.
 
In recognition of these efforts, he received the Emerging Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychology Association and was inducted into the Society for Experimental Social Psychologists. He is also a nationally recognized teacher who the Princeton Review recognized among its Best 300 Professors from an initial list of 42,000. He has also won Distinguished Teaching Awards at Stony Brook University and at Monmouth, and had his Intimate Relationships course featured in a USA Today article.
 
His work and expertise has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, APA Monitor, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s World, Marie Claire, WebMD, Women’s Health, Self Magazine, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Men’s Health, Scientific American Mind, and USA Today. He also writes for popular press sources with articles appearing in outlets such as Business Insider, The Conversation, Refinery29, New York Magazine (Science of Us), The Washington Post, and Scientific American.
 

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