Marianne Miserandino received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, cum laude, and a Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from Cornell University. Dr. Miserandino came to Arcadia University after a postdoctoral fellowship in Human Motivation at the University of Rochester and full-time teaching.
Her commitment to teaching is evidenced by her work as News Editor (1996-1998), reviewer, and frequent contributor to the APA journal Teaching of Psychology. During the summers of 1995-1997 she conducted a 4-week study abroad program in Vienna, Austria for the Arcadia University Center Education Abroad (now the AU College of Global Studies) on the psychology of Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Viktor Frankl. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), Sigma XI – The Scientific Research Society, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and has served on the American Psychological Association Division Two Task Force for Minority Issues.
Dr. Miserandino is the 2010 winner of the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, Four-Year Colleges and Universities, from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). She was also the 2009 Arcadia University Professor of the Year and the 2000 recipient of the Lindback Award for teaching excellence. She currently maintains the Personality Pedagogy web site for teachers of personality psychology for which she received a grant from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science (October, 2006).