Professional Activities: Most of my time is spent teaching but I've developed an active line of research as well, mostly in the areas self-esteem and the emerging field of positive psychology, some of which has resulted in books. In addition, I have also been fortunate enough to receive a few professional awards, the most recent of which is a university-wide award called the "Professorship of Teaching Excellence" at BGSU. You can learn about these things here. There is a short video near the end of the page that summarizes my career.
History: My undergraduate work was completed at the Michigan State University in the "good old days" (the ‘70s) and my graduate education took place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, in the ‘80s. I came to academia rather late in my career compared to many others, but the time was well spent in doing interesting clinical work in a variety of settings. They include working in a psychiatric in-patient unit, supervising a methadone rehabilitation program, working in one of the nation's first two NIMH supported 24 hour emergency psychiatric service, and directing a counseling center. The body of my career involves working as a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, but I also do some consulting as a clinical psychologist for Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio.