Glenn Geher’s Bio and Media Pic

Glenn Geher


Glenn Geher is Professor of Psychology as well as Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies here at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Glenn first came to New Paltz in 2000 and since then has been recognized by various entities for excellence in teaching, research, service, academic advising, and alumni relations.

These awards include:

* the New Paltz Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award

* the New Paltz Alumni Association’s Friend of the Year award

* An Excellence in Academic advising award from NACADA, the global organization for academic advising

* A Lifetime Achievement Award from the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

* SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

* SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

* SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Glenn’s pride and joy is directing the SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab, which has produced more than 100 academic publications including dozens of undergraduate and graduate students as co-authors.

Glenn’s recently developed the idea of Positive Evolutionary Psychology, which focuses on using work from the field of evolutionary psychology to help people live richer lives.

First and foremost, Glenn is a teacher, and his primary goal is to educate and support his students and work to facilitate their success as they develop across their careers.

Across his career, Glenn has published eight books and more than 400 articles for Psychology Today in his popular blog, Darwin’s Subterranean World

Glenn’s work has appeared extensively on media sources all around the world, including media in more than 35 languages and more than 50 nations. Some of the bigger sources to cover his work over the years include Good Morning America, Real Simple magazine, BBC World Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, Al Jazeera English,Times of India, Times of London, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Nature, Elle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Men’s Health.

His two young-adult kids, Megan and Andrew, are, in his words: totally awesome