Curriculum Vitae

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Michael F. Steger

Curriculum Vitae, August, 2012

Director, Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life

Colorado State University

Department of Psychology

1876 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1876

EMPLOYMENT

2008 – present              Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Colorado State University

2012 – 2014                  Director of Training, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University

2011 – 2014                  Extraordinary Professor, School of Behavioural Sciences. North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

2006 – 2008                  Assistant Professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville

2005 – 2006                  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


EDUCATION

2005                 Ph.D., Joint specializations:  Counseling Psychology and Personality Psychology, University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN

1997                 M.S., Counseling, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

1992                 B.A., Psychology, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

+ student co-author under my direct supervision

In Press

+Steger, M. F., Littman-Ovadia, H., Miller, M., Menger, L., & Rothmann, S. (in press). Affective disposition, meaningful work, and work-engagement. Journal of Career Assessment.

Brassai, L., Piko, B. F., & Steger, M. F. (in press). Social cognitive and parental influences on meaning in life in adolescence. International Journal of Psychology.

+Steger, M. F., Shin, J.-Y., Shim, Y., & Fitch-Martin, A. (in press). Is meaning in life a flagship indicator of well-being? In A. Waterman (Ed.), Eudaimonia. Washington, DC: APA Press.

+Steger, M. F., Sheline, K., Merriman, L., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Acceptance, commitment, and meaning: Using the synergy between ACT and meaning in life research to help. In Kashdan, T.B. & Ciarrochi, J. (2012). Cultivating well-being: Treatment innovations in positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, and beyond. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.: Oakland, CA.

+Shin, J. Y., & Steger, M. F. (in press). Promoting meaning and purpose in life. In A. Parks (Ed.), Positive psychology interventions. Chicago, IL: Wiley.

Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F., (in press). Calling and organizational change. In L. N. Aksenovskaya (Ed.), Organizational psychology: People and risks. Saratov, Russia: Saratov University Press.

Steger, M. F. (in press). Wrestling with our better selves: The search for meaning in life. In K. D. Markman, T. Proulx, & M. Lindberg (Eds.), The psychology of meaning. Washington, DC: APA.

+Steger, M. F., Dik, B. J., & Shim, Y. (in press). Assessing meaning and satisfaction at work. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of positive psychology assessment (2nd Ed.). Oxford, UK. Oxford University Press.

Dik, B. J., Steger, M. F., Fitch-Martin, A., & Onder, C. (in press). Cultivating meaningfulness at work. In The experience of meaning in life: Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Steger, M. F., Rothmann, S., & Dik, B. J. (in press). Successful organizational change through fostering meaningful work and meaning-making. In L. N. Aksenovskaya (Ed.), Organizational psychology: People and risks. Saratov, Russia: Saratov University Press.

Steger, M. F. (in press). Assessing meaning and quality of life. In K. Geissinger (Ed.), APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

+Steger, M. F., Beeby, A., Garrett, S., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Creating a stable architectural framework of existence: Proposing a model of lifelong meaning. In S. David & I. Boniwell (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of happiness. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Ferssizidis, P., Kashdan, T. B., Marquart, R. A., & Steger, M. F. (in press). Positive psychological experiences and psychopathology: A self-regulatory perspective. In S. David & I. Boniwell (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of happiness. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2012

Steger, M. F. (2012). Making meaning in life. Psychological Inquiry, 23, 381-385.

Steger, M. F., Dik, B. J., & Duffy, R. D. (2012). Measuring meaningful work: The Work and Meaning Inventory (WAMI). Journal of Career Assessment, 20, 322-337.

Dik, B., J., Eldridge, B. M., Steger, M. F., & Duffy, R. D. (2012). Development and validation of the Calling and Vocation Questionnaire (CVQ). Journal of Career Assessment, 20, 242-263.

Steger, M. F., & Samman, E. (2012). Assessing meaning in life on an international scale: Psychometric evidence for the Meaning in Life Questionnaire-Short Form among Chilean households. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2, 182-195.

Dik, B. J., Duffy, R. D., & Steger, M. F. (2012). Enhancing social justice by promoting prosocial values in career development interventions. Counseling and Values, 57, 31-37.

Brassai, L., Piko, B. F., & Steger, M. F. (2012). Existential attitudes and Eastern European adolescents’ problem and health behaviors: Highlighting the role of the search for meaning in life. The Psychological Record, 62, 719-734.

+Steger, M. F., & Shin, J Y. (2012). Happiness and meaning in a technological world. In P. Brey, A. Briggle, & E. Spence (Eds.) The good life in a technological age, (pp. 92-108).  New York: Routledge.

Steger, M. F., & Park, C. L. (2012). The creation of meaning following trauma: Meaning making and trajectories of distress and recovery. In T. Keane, E. Newman, & K. Fogler (Eds.), Toward an integrated approach to trauma focused therapy: Placing evidence-based interventions in an expanded psychological context, (pp.171-191). Washington, DC: APA.

Steger, M. F. (2012). Experiencing meaning in life: Optimal functioning at the nexus of spirituality, psychopathology, and well-being. In P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), The human quest for meaning (2nd Ed) pp. 165-184. New York: Routledge.

Steger, M. F., Bundick, M., & Yeager, D. (2012). Understanding and promoting meaning in life during adolescence. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence pp.1666-1677. New York; Springer.

Steger, M. F. (2012). The social context of Major Depressive Disorder: Sensitivity to positive and negative social interactions influences well-being. Directions in Psychiatry: Volume 30. Hobart, NY: Hatherleigh Medical Education.

2011

Brassai, L., Piko, B. F., & Steger, M. F. (2011). Meaning in life: Is it a protective factor for adolescents’ psychological health? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18, 44-51.

Duffy, R. D., Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (2011). Calling and work-related outcomes: Career commitment as a mediator. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 78, 863-868.

Steger, M. F., Oishi, S., & Kesibir, S. (2011). Is a life without meaning satisfying? The moderating role of the search for meaning in satisfaction with life judgments. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 173-180.

Steger, M. F., Hicks, B. M., Krueger, R. F., & Bouchard, T. V. Jr. (2011). Genetic and environmental influences and covariance among meaning in life and spirituality. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 181-191.

Dik, B. J., Steger, M. F., Gibson, A., & Peisner, W. (2011). Make your work matter: Development and pilot evaluation of a purpose-centered career education intervention. New Directions for Youth Development, 132, 59-74.

+Shin, J. Y., & Steger, M. F. (2011). Environmental supports for searching for meaning: Contributions to happiness. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Advances in psychology research, Vol. 74 (pp. 1-24). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2011). Challenges, pitfalls, and aspirations for positive psychology. In K. M. Sheldon, T. B. Kashdan, & M. F. Steger (Eds.), Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward (pp. 9-21). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Steger, M. F. (2011).  Spiritual leadership.  In P. Hill & B. J. Dik (Eds.) Psychology of religion and workplace spirituality (Vol. 1 of Advances in workplace spirituality: Theory, research, and application, L. W. Fry, series Ed.) pp.223-238. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Barnes, D. M., Banks, C. K., Albanese, M., & Steger, M. F. (2011). Meaning-making: The search for meaning in dangerous contexts. In P. Sweeney, M. D. Matthews, & P. B. Lester (Eds.), Leadership in dangerous contexts. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

2010

Yoo, H.-C., Burrola, K. S., & Steger, M. F. (2010). A preliminary report on a new measure: Internalization of the Model Minority Myth Measure (M&Ms) and its psychological correlates among asian american college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 114-127.

+Steger, M. F., Pickering, N., Adams, E., Burnett, J., Shin, J. Y., Dik, B. J., & Stauner, N. (2010). The quest for meaning: Religious affiliation differences in the correlates of religious quest and search for meaning in life. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2, 206-226.

Martos, T., Thege, B. K., & Steger, M. F. (2010). It’s not only what you hold, it’s how you hold it: Dimensions of religiosity and meaning in life. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 863-868.

Littman-Ovadia, H., & Steger, M. F. (2010). Character strengths and well-being among volunteers and employees: Towards an integrative model. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 419-430.

Yoo, H.-C., Steger, M. F., & Lee, R. M. (2010). Validation of the subtle and blatant racism scale for Asian American college students (SABR-A2). Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 323-334.

+Steger, M. F., & Shin, J. Y. (2010). The relevance of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire to therapeutic practice: A look at the initial evidence. International Forum on Logotherapy, 33, 95-104.

Chapman, L. K., & Steger, M. F. (2010). Race and religion: Differential prediction of anxiety symptoms by religious coping in African American and European American young adults. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 316-322.

+Steger, M. F., Pickering, N. K., Shin, J. Y., & Dik, B. J. (2010). Calling in work: Secular or sacred? Journal of Career Assessment, 18, 82-96.

Shryack, J., Steger, M. F., Krueger, R., & Kallie, C. (2010). The structure of virtue: An empirical investigation of the dimensionality of the Virtues in Action Inventory of Strengths. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 714-719.

Steger, M. F., & Dik, B. J. (2010). Work as meaning. In Linley, P. A., Harrington, S., & Page, N. (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work (pp.131-142). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2009

Steger, M. F., & Kashdan, T. B. (2009). Depression and everyday social activity, intimacy, and well-being. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 289-300.

Steger, M. F., Mann, J., Michels, P., & Cooper, T. (2009). Meaning in life, anxiety, depression, and general health among smoking cessation patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 67, 353-358.

Owens, G. P., Steger, M. F., Whitesell, A. A., & Herrera, C. J. (2009). Relationships among posttraumatic stress disorder, guilt, and meaning in life for military veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 654-657.

Kashdan, T. B., Gallagher, M. W., Silvia, P., Breen, W. E., Terhar, D., & Steger, M. F. (2009). The Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II: Development, factor structure, and initial psychometrics. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 987-998.

Steger, M. F., & Dik, B. J. (2009). If one is searching for meaning in life, does meaning in work help? Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 1, 303-320.

Steger, M. F., Oishi, S., & Kashdan, T. B. (2009). Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from emerging adulthood to older adulthood. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 43-52.

Steger, M. F. (2009). Meaning in life. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2nd Ed.) (pp. 679-687). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Steger, M. F. (2009). Meaning in life. In S. J. Lopez, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology (Vol. 2, pp.605-610). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Broderick, D. J., Birbilis, J. M., & Steger, M. F. (2009). Lesbians grieving the death of a partner: Recommendations for practice. In V. Mitchell (Ed.), Lesbian family life, like the fingers of a hand: Under-discussed and controversial topics. New York: Routledge.

2008

Steger, M. F., Kashdan, T. B., Sullivan, B. A., & Lorentz, D. (2008). Understanding the search for meaning in life: Personality, cognitive style, and the dynamic between seeking and experiencing meaning. Journal of Personality, 76, 199-228.

Steger, M. F., Kashdan, T. B., & Oishi, S. (2008). Being good by doing good: Eudaimonic activity and daily well-being correlates, mediators, and temporal relations. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 22-42.

Steger, M. F., Kawabata, Y., Shimai, S., & Otake, K. (2008). The meaningful life in Japan and the United States: Levels and correlates of meaning in life. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 660-678.

Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (2008). Randomized trial of a calling-infused career workshop incorporating counselor self-disclosure. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 203-211.

Steger, M. F., Frazier, P., & Zacchanini, J. L. (2008). Terrorism in two cultures: Traumatization and existential protective factors following the September 11th attacks and the Madrid train bombings. Journal of Trauma and Loss, 13, 511-527.

Dik, B. J., Sargent, A. M., & Steger, M. F. (2008). Career development strivings: Assessing goals and motivation in career decision-making and planning. Journal of Career Development, 35, 23-41.

Kosine, N., Steger, M. F., & Duncan, S. (2008). Purpose-centered career development: A strengths-based approach to finding meaning and purpose in careers. Professional School Counseling, 12, 133-136.

Broderick, D.J., Birbilis, J.M., & Steger, M.F. (2008). Lesbians grieving the death of a partner: Recommendations for practice. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 12, 225-235.

Steger, M. F. & Kashdan, T. B. (2008). Positive psychology. In F. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of counseling psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

2007

Steger, M. F., Hicks, B. M., Kashdan, T. B., Krueger, R. F., & Bouchard, T. J., Jr. (2007). Genetic and environmental influences on the positive traits of the Values in Action classification, and biometric covariance with normal personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 524-539.

Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2007) Curiosity and stable and pathways to well-being and meaning in life: Traits, states, and everyday behaviors. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 159-173.

Steger, M. F. (2007). Structural validity of the Life Regards Index. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 40, 97-109.

Steger, M. F., & Kashdan, T. B. (2007). Stability and specificity of meaning in life and life satisfaction over one year. Journal of Happiness Studies, 8, 161-179.

Steger, M. F., & Kashdan, T. B. (2007). Search for meaning in life. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (pp. 783-785). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kashdan, T. B., Steger, M. F., & Breen, W. E. (2007). Curiosity. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds.). Encyclopedia of social psychology (pp. 213-215). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

2006

+Steger, M. F., Frazier, P., Oishi, S., & Kaler, M. (2006). The Meaning in Life Questionnaire: Assessing the presence of and search for meaning in life. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 80-93.

Steger, M. F. (2006). An illustration of issues in factor extraction and identification of dimensionality in psychological assessment data. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86, 263-272.

Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2006). Expanding the topography of social anxiety: An experience sampling assessment of positive emotions and events, and emotion suppression. Psychological Science, 17, 120-128.

Kashdan, T. B., Uswatte, G., Steger, M. F., & Julian, T. (2006). Fragile self-esteem and affective instability in posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1609-1619.

Kashdan, T. B., Barrios, V., Forsyth, J. P., & Steger, M. F. (2006). Experiential avoidance as a generalized psychological vulnerability: Comparisons with coping and emotion regulation strategies. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1301-1320.

Frazier, P. A., Lee, R. M., & Steger, M. F. (2006). What can counseling psychology contribute to the study of optimal human functioning? [Invited commentary] The Counseling Psychologist, 34, 293-303.

Frazier, P., Conlon, A., Steger, M., Tashiro, T., & Glaser, T. (2006). Positive life changes following sexual assault: A replication and extension. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Posttraumatic stress: New research (pp. 1-22). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

2005

Steger, M. F., & Frazier, P. (2005). Meaning in life: One link in the chain from religion to well-being. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 574-582.

2004

Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F.  (2004). Approaching psychological science with Kuhn’s eyes. [Commentary] American Psychologist, 59, 272-273.

Frazier, P., Tashiro, T., Berman, M., Steger, M., & Long, J. (2004). Correlates of levels and patterns of positive life changes following sexual assault. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 19-30.

2003

Frazier, P., Oishi, S., & Steger, M. (2003).  Assessing optimal human functioning. In W. B. Walsh (Ed.), Counseling psychology and optimal human functioning (pp. 251-278).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

BOOKS

Steger, M. F. (under contract). Abnormal psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Dik, B. F., Byrne, Z. S., & Steger, M. F. (Eds.) (in press). Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Sheldon, K. M., Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (Eds.) (2011). Designing positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Steger, M. F. (2011). The happiness advertisement [Review of the book The happiness advantage]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (26).

Steger, M. F. (2010). On the origins of happiness by means of natural felicitation [Review of the book Born to be good]. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 412-414.

Steger, M. F. (2009, May 6). Putting positive psychology into play [Review of the books Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people, Volumes 1-4]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (18), Article 3.

Steger, M. F. (2007, July 3). Reconstructing Rogers: A new look at an old approach [Review of the book Positive Therapy]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (33), Article 32.

Steger, M. F. (2006, September 6). “Oft expectation fails, and most oft there”: Stumbling blocks in our pursuit of happiness [Review of the book Stumbling on Happiness]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (36), Article 2.

Steger, M. F. (2006, July 5). (Nearly) all will be revealed: An insider’s view of sideshow acts, past and present [Review of the book Secrets of the Sideshow]. PsychCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (27), Article 15.


ARTICLES IN THE POPULAR MEDIA

Steger, M. F. (2008, March 22). In pursuit of happiness. New Scientist.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Steger, M. F. (March, 2013). Meaning in Life, and in Work. Workshop to be presented on behalf of the Executive Masters in Positive Psychology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

Steger, M. F. (March, 2013). Positive Psychology at Work. Workshop to be presented on behalf of the University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Steger, M. F. (2013, January). What Students Should Learn from a Class in Abnormal Psychology. Invited lecture to be presented to the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, Clearwater, FL.

Steger, M. F. (2012, July). Meaning in life: Looking beyond the first five decades of research. Prestige Lecture to the Optentia Research Programme, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Steger, M. F. (2012, April). The road to meaningful work. Invited lecture to Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Steger, M. F. (2012, April). Meaning in life: Source of strength and growth. Invited lecture to the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

Steger, M. F. (2012, April). The road to meaningful work. Invited lecture to the Organizational and Leadership Science Research Group, Lisbon, Portugal.

Steger, M. F. (2012, April). How does meaning help us flourish? Invited lecture to the Gästekolloquium, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Steger, M.F. (2012, February). Me, Myself, My Mind, and My Body: The fascinating world of somatoform disorders. Invited lecture for My Favorite Lecture series at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Steger, M. F. (2011, April). The meaning of meaningful work: New Perspectives. Keynote Address to the South African Symposium on Positive Social Sciences, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Steger, M. F. (2011, April). Meaning in YOUR Life. Workshop presented on behalf of the Optentia Research Programme, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Steger, M. F. (2011, April). Recent advances in the study of meaningful living. Invited lecture to the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Steger, M. F. (2010, August). Why does meaningful work exist?  Presented at the International Network on Personal Meaning Biennial Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Steger, M. F. (2010, May). Reconsidering the psychological roots of meaningful work.  Keynote Address to the May Meaning Meeting, Boston, MA.

Steger, M. F. (2009, October). Coping with adversity: Finding strength in challenge. Keynote Address to Welfare in Times of Crisis, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Steger, M. F. (2009, October). Finding Meaning in Life. Workshop conducted on behalf of the Iceland Department of Public Health, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Steger, M. F. (2009, June). Feeding the spirit from 9-5: The promise of meaningful work. Plenary Address at the Society for Vocational Psychology, St. Louis, MO.

Steger, M. F. (2008, November). Toward a theory of meaning in life in adolescence. Distinguished Speaker address presented to the Center on Adolescence, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Steger, M. F. (2007, May). Understanding the search for meaning in life. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Steger, M. F. (2006, November). Affective well-being and the interaction of neuroticism and proactive social behavior. Presented at the Southeastern Society of Social Psychology, Knoxville, TN.

Steger, M. F., & Kashdan, T. B. (2006, October). The pursuit of meaning in life. Presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

+ student co-author under my direct supervision

+64. Shim, Y., Steger, M., F., & Rush, B. R. (July, 2012). Understanding the sources of meaning in life through auto-photography: a pilot study. Paper presented to the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

63.  Steger, M. F. (July, 2011). Nutrition and Quality of Life: Making the Connections. Paper presented to the Society for Nutrition Education, Kansas City, MO.

+62. Kling, T., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2011). Pain sensitivity and tolerance as a function of task importance. Poster presented to the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity, Fort Collins, CO.

61. Yoo, H.C., Steger, M.F., & Lee, R.M. (March, 2011). Validation of the Subtle and Blatant Racism Scale for Asian American College Students (SABR-A2). Paper presented to the Society of Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

60.  Steger, M. F. (August, 2010). Preliminary investigation of denominational differences in existential seeking. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

59. Steger, M. F. (August, 2010). Personal Growth Initiative in mental health, vocational functioning, and interventions. Discussant of symposium presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

58. Scholljegerdes, K., Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (August, 2010). Randomized trial of a calling-infused structured career development group. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

57.  Dik, B. J., Steger, M. F., Peisner, B. (August, 2010). Promoting calling in adolescent youth career development. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

+56.  Shin, J., & Steger, M. F. (August 2010). Incongruence between academic major and desired career and career development. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

+55.  Beeby, A., Osborne, L., & Steger, M. F. (August, 2010). The effects of stressful military experiences on veterans: The meaning making perspective. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

+54.  Garrett, S., Beeby, A., Bortles, C., Ho, T., LaCount, P., Shin, J. Y., Vigil, L., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). Sources of meaning in life: Examination of a new, photographic method. Poster presented to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

+53.  LaCount, P., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). Relative contributions of religion and college identification on having a sense of calling in one’s career. Poster presented to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

+52.  Ho., T, Beeby, A. C., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). The social integration of college students: How important is first generation status? Poster presented to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

+51.  Shin, J., Steger, M. F., & Bice, J. E. (April 2010). Supportive college environments for Meaning-Searching Among the Korean and the U.S. College Students. Poster presented to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

+50.  Beeby, A., Osborne, L., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). The effects of stressful military experiences on veterans: The meaning making perspective. Poster presented to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

49.  Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). Psychological factors at work. Chair of symposium presented to the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

48.  Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). The psychology of meaningful work. Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

+47.  Garrett, S., Beeby, A., Bortles, C., Ho, T., LaCount, P., Shin, J. Y., Vigil, L., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). Sources of meaning in life: Examination of a new, photographic method. Poster presented to the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

+46.  Shin, J. Y., & Steger, M. F. (April, 2010). Supportive college environments for meaning-searching. Poster to be presented to the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

45.  Raque-Bogdan, T., Duffy, R. D., & Steger, M. F. (August, 2009). Life satisfaction predictors of incoming college students. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

+44.  Shin, J. Y., & Steger, M. F. (August, 2009). Perceived psychological support for meaning-searching among Korean college students. Poster presented to the International Conference on Asia Pacific Psychology, Seoul, Korea.

43.  Steger, M. F. (June, 2009). Catchbasin of consciousness: A theoretical model of meaning in life. Paper presented to the World Congress of Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

42.  Steger, M. F. (June, 2009).  Toward a theoretical model of meaning in life. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Adult Development, Denver, CO.

41.   Steger, M. F. (February, 2009). Perseverance and well-being. Paper presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

40.  Steger, M. F. (February, 2009). The pleasures and perils of goal pursuit: Managing obstacles, set-backs, and failures. Chair of symposium to be presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

39.  Steger, M. F., & Dik, B. J. (February, 2009). Feeding the spirit from 9-5: The promise of meaningful work. Presented at the 5th Mind, Body, Spirit Colloquium, Fort Collins, CO.

38.  Chapman, L. K., & Steger, M. F. (2008, November). Race and religion: Differential prediction of anxiety symptoms by religious coping in African American and European American young adults. Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

37.  Owens, G. P., Steger, M. F., Whitesell, A., & Herrera, C. (2008, November). Relationship of guilt and meaning in life to veterans’ PTSD severity. Poster presented to the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.

36.  Steger, M. F. (2008, August). Calling in work: secular or Sacred? Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

35.  Yoo, H. C., Castro, K., & Steger, M. (2008, August). A preliminary report on a new measure: Internalization of model minority myths and distress among Asian American college students. Paper presented to the Asian American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

+34.  Steger, M. F., Burnett, J., Pickering, N., Shin, J. Y., & Young, C. (March, 2008). The meaningful life in Japan and the United States. Poster presented to the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

33. Steger, M. F. (2007, November). Applying research lab to your professional development. Paper presented to the Kentucky Psychological Association, Louisville, KY.

32.  Steger, M. F. (2007, November). Student involvement in faculty research: Making the most out of research lab/team experiences. Chair of symposium presented to the Kentucky Psychological Association, Louisville, KY

31.  Steger, M. F., & Dik, B. J. (2007, October). Calling in Work: Secular or Sacred? Paper presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

30.  Steger, M. F. (2007, August). The Search for Meaning: Emerging Research Spanning the Juncture of Social and Clinical Psychology. Chair of symposium presented to the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

29.  Steger, M. F. (2007, August). Understanding the elusive and dual nature of the search for meaning in life. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

+28. Adams, E., & Steger, M. F. (2007, August). Seeking and finding meaning in the context of the sacred. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

27.  Welsh, A.C., Tashiro, T. & Steger, M.F. (2007, August) Development and validation of a brief measure of college adjustment. Presented to the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

26. Sargent, A., Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (2007, August) Career Development Strivings: Assessing Goals and Motivation in Career Development. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

+25.  Adams, E., Bannister, A., & Steger, M. F. (2007, April). Seeking and finding meaning in the context of the sacred. Poster presented at the Kentucky Spring Research Conference, Lexington, KY.

+24.   Adams, E., Bannister, A., & Steger, M. F. (2007, March). Seeking and finding meaning in the context of the sacred. Poster presented at the Kentucky Psychological Association Student Conference, Lexington, KY.

23.   Steger, M. F. (2006, November). Personality dynamics. Chair of symposium presented at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Knoxville, TN.

22.   Steger, M. F. (2006, October). The search for meaning in life. Presented at the Kentucky Counseling Association, Louisville, KY.

21.   Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (2006, July). Work as a calling: Randomized trial of a calling-based career development workshop. Paper presented at the Global Conference of the National Career Development Association, Chicago, IL.

20.   Steger, M. F. (2006, April). Well-being: Emerging research, therapeutic applications, and considerations of diversity. Workshop presented at the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minnetonka, MN.

19.   Eldridge, B. M., Dik, B. J., & Steger, M. F. (2006, April). Gender differences in search for calling and intrinsic work motivation. Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT.

18.   Duffy, R., Dik, B. F., & Steger, M. F. (2006, March). The interface of spirituality and work. Co-chair of symposium presented at APA Division 36: Psychology of Religion, Baltimore, MD.

17.   Steger, M. F., & Dik, B. J. (2006, March). Advances in spirituality research: The role of meaning in work. Paper presented at APA Division 36: Psychology of Religion, Baltimore, MD.

16.   Steger, M. F., Hicks, B. M., Kashdan, T. B., Krueger, R. F., & Bouchard, T. B. (2006, January). Heritability of character strengths and existential traits. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

15.   Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2006, January). A self-regulatory approach to social anxiety and positive psychological experiences and events. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

14.   Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2005, November). Experiential avoidance as a generalized psychological vulnerability. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington , DC.

13.   Kashdan, T. B., Gessner, T., & Steger, M. F. (2005, October). Curiosity and pathways to wellness. Paper presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

12.   Steger, M. F., (2005, May). Behavioral Concordance vs. Resistance: Who benefits more from positive engagement in life, neurotic or emotionally stable individuals? Presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

11.   Steger, M. F., Kashdan, T. B., & Oishi, S. (2005, January). Constructing well-being from hedonic building blocks: Evidence that depression distorts the impact of daily pleasure and pain. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

+10.   Foret, M. & Steger, M. F. (2004, October). Valence of temporal perspective: An important dimension in the relation between time perspective and well-being. Presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

9.   Steger, M. F., & Oishi, S. (2004, May). The positive link between daily eudaimonic behaviors and meaning in life. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

8.   Steger, M. F., Frazier, P., & Oishi, S. (2004, April). Development and validation of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ). Presented at VII European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Málaga, Spain.

7.   Steger, M. F., Frazier, P., & Oishi, S. (2003, October). The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ): A psychometrically sound measure of meaning and purpose in life. Presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

6.   Steger, M. F., & Frazier, P. (2002, October).  Meaning and growth since 9.11.01. Presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

5.   Frazier, P., Berman, M., Steger, M., Mortensen, H., Steward, J., & Taketa, L. (2002, May). The impact of terrorism and the role of perceived control. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

4.   Steger, M. F., & Frazier, P. (2002, May).  Coping with sexual assault and bereavement.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

3.   Frazier. P., Berman, M., Steger, M., & Tashiro, T. (2001, October).  Timing and course of posttraumatic growth.  Paper presented at the Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, D.C.

2.   Frazier, P., Steger, M., Berman, M., & Tashiro, T. (2001, October). Correlates of posttraumatic growth among sexual assault survivors.  Presented at the Positive Psychology Summit, October, 2001, Washington, D.C.

1.   Frazier, P., Conlon, A., Glaser, T., Tashiro, T., Steger, M., Berman, R., & Hoesig, R. (2001, March).  Posttraumatic growth following sexual assault.  Paper presented at the National Counseling Psychology Conference, Houston, TX.

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Associate Editor

Journal of Personality (2011- )

 

Special Guest Action Editor

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2008)

 

Editorial Boards

Journal of Personality (2008-2011)

Journal of Research in Personality (2007-2011)

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2008- )

Journal of Positive Psychology (2009- )

Journal of Happiness Studies (2006- )

Applied Psychology: Health & Well-Being (2008-2011)

Counseling and Values (2006- )

 

New Journal Launch Consulting Editor

International Journal of Wellbeing

 

Additional Ad-hoc Editorial Consulting

Psychological Science

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Personality

Journal of Research in Personality

Journal of Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychologist

Health Psychology

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Psycho-Oncology

Child Development

Journal of Traumatic Stress

Social Cognition

Cognition and Emotion

Drug & Alcohol Review

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping

Journal of Adolescence

Journal of Personality Assessment

Motivation and Emotion

Personality and Individual Differences

European Journal of Personality Assessment

Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Social Behavior and Personality

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Journal of Positive Psychology

Journal of Happiness Studies

Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Sociology of Religion

South African Journal of Industrial Psychology

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Journal of Business Ethics

Applied Psychology: An International Review

International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Exceptional Veterinary Teams

BOOK REVIEWING (Publishers)

Cengage/Wadsworth

McGraw-Hill

American Psychological Association Press

Oxford University Press

 

GRANT REVIEWING

National Science Foundation, United States

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

 

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University

Director of Training (Counseling Psychology), 2012-

Faculty Council, member, 2010-2012

Psychology Chair Search Committee, member, 2010-2011

Doctoral Admissions Committee (Counseling Psychology), chair, 2010-2012

Doctoral Admissions Committee (Counseling Psychology), member, 2008-2010

Counseling Competence Committee (Counseling Psychology), member, 2010-2011

President’s Leadership Program, mentor, one student, 2011-

Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, mentor, two students, 2010-

Honors Thesis Committee, member, one student, 2009-

Thesis Committee (Counseling Psychology), chair, three students, 2008-

Thesis Committee (Counseling Psychology), co-chair, two students, 2012-

Thesis Committee (Counseling Psychology), member, three students, 2008-

Thesis Committee (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), member, two students 2009-

Thesis Committee (Philosophy), member, one student, 2008

Thesis Committee (Human Development and Family Studies), member, one student, 2011

Thesis Committee (Occupational Therapy), member, one student, 2012

Masters Portfolio Committee (Student Affairs in Higher Education), member, one student, 2010-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Counseling Psychology), chair, one student, 2010-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Counseling Psychology), co-chair, one student, 2010-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Counseling Psychology), member, three students, 2010-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Applied Social Psychology), member, one student, 2008-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), member, two students, 2008-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Food Science and Human Nutrition), member, one student, 2010-

Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Education), member, two students, 2010-

 

University of Louisville

Student Research Programs Committee, chair, 2006-2008

Standards and Admissions Committee, member 2006-2008

NCATE Self-Study Committee, member, 2006-2008

Faculty Search Committee, member, 2006-2008

Faculty Representative, Doctoral Student Organization, 2006-2008

Doctoral Admissions Committee, member, 2006-2008

Doctoral Dissertation Committee, member, nine students, 2006-2008

APA Reaccreditation Committee, member, 2007-2008

Cohort Model Task Force, member, 2007-2008

Graduate Student Seminar Committee, member, 2007-2008

 

University of Minnesota

Humanism in Health Care Initiative, Counseling faculty representative, 2005-2006

Curriculum Committee, member, 2005-2006

Improving Major Project in Psychology Focus Group, team leader, 2005-2006

Undergraduate Psychology Focus Group, member, 2005-2006


SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Member, Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being (HRQoL/WB) Workgroup, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2012-2013

Scientific Expert, International Wellbeing Delphi Project, Leiden University, Netherlands, 2011

External Reviewer, Tenure and Promotion, Ariel University, Israel, 2011

External Reviewer, Master’s Thesis, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2011

Member, Working Group on Spiritual Fitness, Army Chief of Staff Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Initiative, U.S. Army, Washington, DC, 2009

Content Expert, Panel for Public Health Measure of Well-Being, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, 2008

Reviewer, APA Division 17 Proposals to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2007-2008

Reviewer, European Academy of Management Proposals to Annual Convention, 2008

Reviewer, Program Proposals to International Positive Psychology Summit, 2006-2007

External Reviewer, Doctoral Thesis, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia, 2008

External Reviewer, Master’s Thesis, Prescott College, Arizona, 2007

External Reviewer, Master’s Thesis, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada, 2006

Judge, Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity, Colorado State University, 2010-

Judge, Graduate Student Poster Award, Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists Annual Conference, 2006

Judge, Graduate Student Poster Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, 2006

Listserve Moderator for “Friends of Positive Psychology” and “Positive Psychology.” 2003-2004.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012                 APA-USNC Travel Award, American Psychological Association

2006                 Best Dissertation Award, International Society for Quality-of-Life-Studies

2005                 Lee Knefelkamp Research Award, Minnesota College Personnel Association

2004                 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Travel Award

2003                 David Campbell Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota


GRANTS

2012                 Under Review: “The use of social media in a transdisciplinary and multi-level obesity prevention nutrition and physical activity intervention,” United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, $4,917,214, Role: Co-Principal Investigator for CSU subcontract: $1,368,891

2009                 Funded: “Developing a Program to Foster Purpose among Middle School Students,” Stanford Center on Adolescence, $10,000, Role: Co-Principal Investigator (with Bryan J. Dik and William Peisner)

2007                 Funded:  “The Role of Sources of Meaning in Coping with Stress,” Research Initiation Grant, University of Louisville, $5,000, Role: Principal Investigator

2006                 Funded:  “Grief and Meaning among Lesbian Women Who Lost a Romantic Partner,” American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Investigator Development Award, Washington, DC, $5,000, Role: Co-Principal Investigator (with Debra J. Broderick)

2006                 Funded:  “The Influence of Deep Conversations on Relationship Quality and Individual Well-Being among Active Dating Partners,” Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, $4,000, Role: Principal Investigator

2004                 Funded:  “Discernment of Calling across Careers,” Ireland Fund for New Initiatives, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, $6,210, Role: Co-Principal Investigator (with Bryan J. Dik)

2004                 Funded:  Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, “Development and Validation of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire,” University of Minnesota; $480, Role: Principal Investigator

2003                 Funded:  “Heritability of Meaning in Life and Character Strengths,” Values In Action Institute, Cleveland, OH; $7,140, Role: Principal Investigator

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009-present     Instructor, PSY 320: Abnormal Psychology, Colorado State University. Number of times taught: 10

2009-present     Instructor, PSY 670: Psychological Assessment, Colorado State University. Number of times taught: 3

2008-present     Instructor, PSY 722: Empirically Supported Treatments, Colorado State University. Number of times taught: 4

2008                 Instructor, ECPY 649: Personality Assessment, University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 1

2007                 Instructor, ECPY 694: The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness,                         University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 1

2007                 Instructor, ECPY 680-01: Practicum in Counseling, University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 1

2007                 Instructor, ECPY 780-01: Field Study in Counseling, University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 1

2006-2007         Instructor, ECPY 648: Cognitive Assessment, University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 2

2006-2008         Instructor, ECPY 680: Practicum in Counseling Psychology: Assessment, University of Louisville. Number of times taught: 3

2006                 Instructor (Freshman Seminar), PSY 1905: Developing Psychological Strengths, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 1.

2005                 Instructor (graduate course), PSY 8503: Interviewing and Interventions, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 1

2005                 Instructor (graduate course), PSY 8544: Advanced Research Seminar I: Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 1

2004-2006         Instructor, PSY 3960: Developing Psychological Strengths, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 2

2001-2005         Instructor, PSY 3902: Major Project in Psychology, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 9

2003-2004         Guest Lecturer, for PSY 3301: Introduction to Cultural Psychology, University of Minnesota, “Culture and Well-Being.” Number of times taught: 2

2003                 Teaching Assistant (for graduate course), PSY 8550: Intellectual Assessment: WAIS-III. Number of times taught: 1

2002                 Teaching Assistant (for graduate course), PSY 8503: Interviewing and Interventions. Number of times taught: 1

2001-2002         Guest Lecturer, for PSY 1001: Introduction to Psychology, University of Minnesota, “Psychobiology of PTSD.” Number of times taught: 2

2000-2002         Discussion Section Leader, PSY 1001: Introduction to Psychology, University of Minnesota. Number of times taught: 4

1996-1997         Instructor, Leadership, University of Oregon. Number of times taught: 1

1995                 Teaching Assistant, Crisis Intervention, University of Oregon. Number of times taught: 1

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCES

2002                 Certification, Preparing Future Faculty Retreat, University of Minnesota,

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2004-2005         Pre-Doctoral Intern. University of St. Thomas Counseling Center, St. Paul, MN.  Counseled a diverse caseload, intervened with students in crisis. Assessed for alcohol and chemical dependence at the referral of the Office of the Dean of Students. Supervised advanced practicum trainees. Served as consultant and liaison to the Office of Student Affairs.

2002-2003         Practicum Intern, Boynton Mental Health Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.  Counseled a diverse caseload of undergraduate and graduate students on an ongoing basis. Managed cases with psychiatrists and medical health professionals as needed.

2000-2003         Practicum Intern, Vocational Assessment Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.  Delivered assessment-based vocational counseling to adult workers from the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area.

1997-2000         Student Assistance Counselor, Youth Contact, Hillsboro, OR.  Sole source of individual, group, and family counseling services for a high school of 2,100 students. Served on the Student Services Team, responsible for decisions regarding modifications of student educational plans for disability reasons. Provided drug and alcohol and suicide-risk assessments of students to families and school administration.

1996-1997         Practicum Intern, Eugene Family Institute, Eugene, OR.  Counseled a case load of between 4 and 10 clients weekly. Co-facilitated treatment group for sex offenders. Conducted individual, couples, and family modes of therapy.

1996                 Practicum Trainee, DeBusk Memorial Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.  Facilitated client progress on presenting problems including anger management and schizo-affective disorder.

1995-1996         Crisis Line Operator, University Crisis Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.  Answered calls to crisis line and provided crisis counseling to callers with immediate needs.

1995                 Habilitation Counselor, Individualized Living Arrangements, St. Paul, MN.  Provided community-based support to individuals with mental illness and mental retardation.

1992-1995         Associate Program Manager, Focus Homes, Inc., St. Paul, MN. Developed behavior modification programs. Co-supervised 9 staff members. Served on Human Rights Committee.

 

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

2008-2011         Supervision of Practicum Trainees, Psychological Services Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

2004-2005         Supervision of Practicum Trainees, Personal Counseling and Testing Center, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN.

2003                 Supervision of Graduate Counseling Students for experiential portion of “Basic Interviewing and Interviewing Skills,” University of Minnesota.

2001-2004         Supervision of Research Assistants, University of Minnesota.

2002                 Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Interviewing and Intervention,” University of Minnesota.

1996-1997         Graduate Coordinator, Freshman Interest Groups, University of Oregon.

1992-1995         Associate Program Manager, Focus Homes, Inc., St. Paul, MN.

 

CITATIONS IN POPULAR MEDIA

Colorado Public Radio (February 20, 2012). “Having meaning in life may make you healthier.” Interview with me about my research on meaning and health for the program Colorado Matters. (Thatcher, E., Retrieved on February 20, 2012 from http://www.cpr.org/category/colorado_matters#load_category_page|colorado_matters).

Denver Post (January 17, 2012). “Does life need meaning? CSU tackles ultimate question.” Feature story on my research. (Brown, D., Retrieved on January 20, 2012 from http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_19754476). Syndicated in multiple newspapers regionally.

NOCO 5 (September 10, 2011). “Anniversary of 9/11,” provided broadcast interview about psychological reactions to trauma.

Time (November 22, 2010). “The business of weird: Why people pay for bizarre experiences,” features my commentary on the research considered in the article. (Villarica, H., Retrieved November 22, 2010 from http://healthland.time.com/2010/11/22/the-business-of-weird-why-people-pay-for-bizarre-experiences/).

Greeley Tribune (November 5, 2010). “Signs of the time: Greeley residents glad elections are over” includes my comments on the psychology underlying people’s investment in the political process. (Casey, S., & Birely, M., Retrieved on November 5, 2010 from: http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20101105/NEWS/101109837/1051&ParentPro).

Ecoluxe (September/October, 2010). “Heaven Sent” is cover story interview with me about how philanthropic giving benefits people. (Dunn, S., Retrieved on September 22, 2010 from: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=46148).

Self (July, 2010). “The new ambition” interviewed for a story about finding a more rewarding career. (Graves, G., Retrieved on March 27, 2012 from: http://www.self.com/health/2010/07/find-a-career-you-care-about).

PsychCentral (June, 2010). “Working and socializing through acute mental health episodes” reports on research conducted with my colleague, Todd Kashdan, on depression (Collingwood, J., Retrieved on June 1, 2010 from http://psychcentral.com/lib/2010/working-and-socializing-through-acute-mental-health-episodes/).

Metro DC Lawn and Garden (June, 2010). “The psychology of “green” gardening – is taking care of the planet good for the soul?” features an interview with me (Frank, B., Retrieved on November 22, 2010 from http://www.metro-dc-lawn-garden-blog.com/2010/06/17/the-psychology-of-green-gardening-is-taking-care-of-the-planet-good-for-the-soul/).

Positive Psychology News (May, 2010). “Work Matters: Serving the greater good” reports on a chapter I wrote with my colleague, Bryan Dik on meaningful work (Horne, A., Retrieved on May 3, 2010 from http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/amanda-horne/2010050310825).

The Fort Collins Coloradoan (April, 2010). “The new normal: Economic uncertainty requires a new outlook” features interview with me regarding psychological adaptation to change in the context of the recession (Duggan, K., Retrieved on April, 20, 2010 from http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100418004).

The Fort Collins Coloradoan (April, 2010). “The new economy: Common goals can help us persevere” used a quote from an interview with me as the theme for an editorial piece (Moore, B., Retrieved on April 20, 2010 from http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100418/OPINION04/4180331/1014/opinion/The-new-economy-Common-goals-can-help-us-persevere).

The Fort Collins Coloradoan (March, 2010). “Workforce productivity affected by March Madness” features interview with me regarding employee morale, problem gambling, and productivity (Young, D., Retrieved on March, 24, 2010 from http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100324/BUSINESS/3240328/Work-force-productivity-affected-by-March-Madness).

Chicago Sun-Times (March, 2010). “Take this job and love it” features my research on meaningful work. (Hart, B. Retrieved on March 4, 2010 from http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/betsyhart/2081794,ESY-News-EasyHart04.article).

Vision (February, 2010). “The value of happiness” features my research on meaning in life and well-being. (Coates, M., Retrieved on February 10, 2010 from http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/article.aspx?id=21826).

CIOzone.com (January, 2010). “Job satisfaction hits two decade low” features my writing on meaningful work in an article for Chief Information Officers. (Pearlman, E., Retrieved on January 23, 2010 from http://www.ciozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=Job-Satisfaction-Hits-Two-Decade-Low-.html&Itemid=713).

Loveland Reporter-Herald (January, 2010). “Post holiday blues are normal” features interview with me regarding stress during the holidays. (Wildhalm, S.., Retrieved on January 23, 2010 from http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=26654).

My Exceptional Veterinary Team (December, 2009). “Dealing with critically ill pets during the holidays” (Steger, M., Retrieved on January 23, 2010 from http://myevt.com/story/helping-clients-deal-critically-ill-pets-during-holidays).

Your Health Magazine (December, 2009). “Light up your Mood: A Fort Collins expert reveals how a dose of light can have you feeling good this winter” features my advice for self-management of mild Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms. (Oberliesen, E., Retrieved on December 15, 2009 from http://coloradoan.digi-page.net/?id=yourhealth).

My Exceptional Veterinary Team (December, 2009). “How to stay positive during the holidays” (Steger, M., Retrieved on January 23, 2010 from http://www.myevt.com/story/how-stay-positive-during-holidays).

The Fort Collins Coloradoan (August 2, 2009). “PFA: Don’t risk your life to save a pet” features interview with me regarding decision-making under high-stress conditions. (Taylor, N., Retrieved on August 4, 2009 from http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090803/NEWS01/908030329)

Duke Chronicle (March 23, 2009). “Pop psychology: Kanye West’s ‘Good Life’” features my research. (Axt, J., Retrieved on December 15, 2009 from http://bigblog.dukechronicle.com/playground/music/pop-psychology-kanye-wests-good-life/).

Positive Psychology News (December 25, 2008). “The Visitor: The “Positive Snowball” Effect” story features my research in collaboration with Todd Kashdan. (Nemiec, R, Retrieved on May 19, 2009 from http://pos-psych.com/news/guest-author/200812251390).

Journal and Courier (May 14, 2008). “Searching for meaning — does your life have it?” feature story on my research (Flores, T., Retrieved on May 15, 2008 from www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080514/LIFE08/805140313).

Positive Psychology News Daily (October 25, 2007). “Aristotle vs. Aristippus: Were they both right?” includes coverage of my research (Milner, R., Retrieved on October 26, 2007 from http://pos-psych.com/news/rosie-milner/20071025457).

University of Louisville University News (May 21, 2007). “Be Nice, Feel Good,” feature story on my research (Fitzpatrick, D., Retrieved on May 21, 2007 from http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=898).

Health: Body & Mind, The News International (May 8, 2007). “Doing Good can Make You Feel Good,” Health Update on my research (n.a., Retrieved on May 10, 2007 from http://jang.com.pk/thenews/may2007-weekly/health-08-05-2007/index.html#4).

The Economic Times (India) (May 8, 2007). “When the Minority Vote is Right,” Editorial concerning my research (n.a., Retrieved on May 10, 2007 from http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Editorial/When_the_minority_vote_is_right/articleshow/2015954.cms).

Reality Sandwich (May 7, 2007). “Recipe for Happiness,” story on my research (Wenner, M., Retrieved on May 11, 2007 from http://www.realitysandwich.com/node/+93).

Hindustan Times (India) (May 7, 2007). “Goodness Gracious Them,” Editorial concerning my research (n.a., Retrieved on May 10, 2007 from http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=4a77c683-63a2-4b49-8bec-bb8511b37bf7&&Headline=Goodness+gracious+them).

LiveScience (May 3, 2007). “Study: Doing Good Makes You Feel Good,” feature story on my research (Wenner, M., Retrieved on May 3, 2007 from http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070503_doing_good.html). Covered by FoxNews.com, MSNBC.com, Yahoo! News, World News Network.com, The Times of India, Network Therapy.com, The Siasat Daily (India), Khoa Hoc.com (Vietnam), KuwaitSamachar.com (Kuwait), EIN News.com, Morning Paper.com, Digital Journal.com

WKRD 790 AM (September, 2006). Provided interview on depression, suicide, and men.

CAPS Connect (April, 2006). Electronic newsletter for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies featured the Meaning in Life Questionnaire.

University of Minnesota Moment (March, 2006). College of Liberal Arts featured my research on meaning in life.

Gallileu (Time, Brazil) (April, 2005). Meaning in Life Questionnaire included for online subscribers.

DSA Connect (March, 2005). Article for parents on using humor to connect with children home from college.

Global Village News (January, 2004). Cited my research on meaning in life and 9/11.

Good News Network (October, 2002). Cited my research on meaning in life and 9/11. Also carried on PeaceSeed.org