Prof. Michael Penn

Michael L. Penn is Department Chair and Professor of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College. His research interests and publications include works in the pathogenesis of hope and hopelessness, adolescent psychopathology, the relationship between culture and psychopathology, the epidemiology of gender-based violence, and the role of moral emotions in psychopathology.

Professor Penn has lectured widely around the world and has been invited to serve as a consultant and speaker at United Nations-related conferences in several countries. Professor Penn is the author of Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem published by Rowman & Littlefield, co-editor of a new volume on Human Dignity expected out in 2014, as well as numerous academic papers and chapters.

In 2004, Professor Penn was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Administration by Governor Edward Rendell.

He currently serves on the Boards of the Authenticity Institute and the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C.