College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Grant J. Rich received his Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Development from the University of Chicago. His work focuses on optimal cross-cultural human development, international psychology, mixed methods, and integrating traditional and contemporary healing modalities.
Dr. Rich is senior editor of Pathfinders in International Psychology (2015) and has three additional coedited books for 2017-2018: "Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology" (2017), "Human Strengths and Resilience: Developmental, Cross-Cultural, and International Perspectives" (2018), and "Teaching Psychology Around the World" (2018). He was editor of APA Division 52’s International Psychology Bulletin (2010-2014) and received the President’s Award for Extraordinary Service: APA Division of International Psychology (2014). He was a National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute Fellow (in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, and in the Tropical Atlantic) and received the Academic Service Award, American University of Phnom Penh (2014).
A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Society for Media Psychology and Technology, Dr. Rich has taught at institutions around the globe, recently in Alaska, Cambodia, and India. He has authored dozens of articles and chapters, as well as nearly one hundred reviews, and has presented at numerous international conferences ranging from Africa and Europe to Mexico and the Caribbean to the Middle East. Recently, he has published articles in the Journal of Positive Psychology (2016), the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2017), and the American Psychologist (2016). A board certified massage therapist (NCBTMB), he is editor of the academic research book "Massage Therapy: The Evidence for Practice" (2002) and is a National Board Member of the NCBTMB. He has served on medical missions internationally and travelled to over 20 nations.