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Washington State University
College of Education

A. Timothy Church

A. Timothy Church

Professor Emeritus
Counseling psychology

Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests

A. Timothy Church is an internationally known scholar in the area of cross-cultural personality studies with specific interests in personality and its measurement across cultures, cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, and the integration of trait and cultural psychology perspectives in the study of personality. His research in these areas has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States. He has authored or edited three books and numerous chapters and articles on these topics.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Church taught Cross-Cultural Research in Counseling and Assessment, Career Counseling , and Psychological Assessment. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and has also served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Personality, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and European Journal of Personality.

Recent accomplishments

  • Editor for The Praeger Handbook of Personality across Cultures (2017). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Praeger. Vol. 1: Trait psychology across cultures; Vol. 2: Culture and characteristic adaptations; Vol. 3: Evolutionary, ecological, and cultural contexts of personality.
  • Church, A. T. (2017). Personality across cultures: Historical overview and current topics. In A. T. Church (Ed.), The Praeger Handbook of Personality across Cultures (pp. 1-45). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Praeger.
  • Church, A. T., & Katigbak, M. S. (2017). Trait consistency and validity across cultures. In A. T. Church (Ed.), The Praeger Handbook of Personality across Cultures (pp. 279-308). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Praeger.
  • Church, A. T. (2015). Personality traits across cultures. Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 22-30.
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, Jan, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation grant on “Integrating Cultural and Trait Psychology Perspectives on Personality Processes across Cultures,” 2010-2014.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1985
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, 1976
  • B.S. Mathematics, Lafayette College, 1970