Jeffry A. Simpson: Background

Jeffry A. Simpson

POSITIONS

  • Professor, University of Minnesota, 2004-present
  • Director, Doctoral Minor in Interpersonal Relationships Research, University of Minnesota, 2006-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, 2008-present 
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication, University of Minnesota, 2012-present                                                 
  • Professor, Texas A&M University, 1997-2004
  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, 1992-1997
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 1987-1992

HONORS

  • Distinguished University Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2015
  • Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2011-2014
  • Diener Mid-Career Award for Contributions to Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2009
  • Berscheid-Hatfield Mid-Career Award for Contributions to Relationship Research, International Association for Relationship Research, 2004
  • University Distinguished Research Award, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Distinguished Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, 1999
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 1995
  • Young Investigator Award, Society of Experimental Social Psychology Relationships Group, 1992

SPSP SERVICE

  • Awards Oversight Committee, 2014-2015
  • Diener Award Committee (chair), 2011
  • Diener Award Committee (member), 2010
  • Summer Institute in Social Psychology instructor, 2009
  • Campbell Award Committee, 2007
  • Conference Committee, 2006-2009
  • Conference Program Chair, 2006 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Theoretical Innovation Prize Committee, 2004

OTHER PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • National Institute of Aging Special Emphasis Grant Panel (member 2014-present)
  • President, International Association for Relationship Research, 2014-2016
  • Vice President, International Association for Relationship Research, 2012-2014
  • Distinguished Scientist Award Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2012
  • Organizer, Society of Experimental Social Psychology conference, 2010
  • Program Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology conference, 2010
  • Council of Editors, American Psychological Association, 2008-2014
  • Association for Psychological Science Fellows Selection Committee, 2004-2008
  • National Institute of Mental Health Social, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes Grant Panel (chair, 2006-2008)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Social, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes Grant Panel (member, 2004-2006)
  • Membership Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2003-2004
  • Dissertation Award Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Social Psychology Grant Panel, 1996-1998
  • Organizer, Society of Experimental Social Psychology conference, 1992

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology—Intergroup Relations and Group Processes, 2009-2014
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology—Intergroup Relations and Group Processes, 2002-2008
  • Editor, Personal Relationships, 1998-2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Fellow of:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • International Association for Relationship Research
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, Interpersonal Relationships, Evolution and Social Behavior, Social Development