About Dr. Marianne Miserandino


Marianne Miserandino, Professor of Psychology, 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 illustrated by her work as Consulting Editor (2012-2015; 2017-present), 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 has won awards for her teaching, mentoring, and scholarship on the teaching of psychology including the American Psychological Association Society for the Teaching of Psychology William S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award (2010); the Carnegie Foundation Arcadia University Professor of the Year Award (2009); and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (2000). 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).