Div. 5 President
Amy Schmidt, ETS
David Mackinnon, Arizona State University
Joseph Lee Rodgers earned his PhD in quantitative psychology, with a minor in biostatistics, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. He worked at the University of Oklahoma from 1981 to 2012, where he was George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus. He joined the quantitative psychology program at Vanderbilt University in fall 2012 as Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology and Human Development. He has held visiting research and teaching positions at Ohio State University, University of Hawaii, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of Southern Denmark and University of Pennsylvania. Rodgers has won both teaching and research awards, including the 1985 AMOCO OU Outstanding Teaching Award, the 1997 OU Regents Outstanding Research Award and a Presidential Professorship at OU from 2000 to 2004. He has been president of three professional societies, the Society for the Study of Social Biology, Div. 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. He was the editor of Multivariate Behavioral Research from 2006 to 2011. His primary research focus involves building mathematical models of human behavior, with substantive interest in adolescent transition behaviors including smoking, drinking, delinquency and sexual behavior. He also has substantive interest in human reproduction and fertility, including applications of epidemiological models, behavior genetic models and nonlinear dynamic models.