Ronald J. Comer

Ronald J. Comer

Ronald Comer has been a professor in Princeton University’s Department of Psychology for the past 43 years, serving also as director of Clinical Psychology Studies and as chair of the university’s Institutional Review Board. He has recently transitioned to emeritus status at the university. He has received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton, where his various courses in abnormal psychology have been among the university’s most popular.

Professor Comer is also Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a practicing clinical psychologist and a consultant to Eden Autism Services and to hospitals and family practice residency programs throughout New Jersey.

In addition to writing the textbooks Abnormal Psychology (10th edition), Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (8th edition), Psychology Around Us (2nd edition), and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (2nd edition), Professor Comer has published a range of journal articles and produced numerous widely-used educational video programs, including The Higher Education Video Library Series and the Video Anthology for Abnormal Psychology.

Professor Comer was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate student at Clark University. He currently lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with his wife, Marlene. From there he can keep a close eye on the often-frustrating Philadelphia sports teams with whom he grew up.

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