Prof. Michael Penn

Prof. 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.

Michael 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.

He co-editor of a new volume on Human Dignity, the author of Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem, as well as numerous academic papers and chapters.

In 2004, Michael 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 Centre in Washington, D.C.