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Faculty Bios

Special announcement for the 2022-23 MAPP year: We are currently working to make a decision on the format of the MAPP program for the 2022-23 academic year. As a global program, with approximately 30% of each class coming from outside the U.S., it is important that we ensure travel to campus is safe for everyone before returning to a hybrid model with on-campus classes. We also need to ensure we are following Penn’s COVID policies, as well as the public health guidelines of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Please check back here in early 2022 for an official announcement. Thank you for your patience.

Each year, we invite world-class researchers and practitioners from around the world to provide instruction for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. Together, faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and other preeminent leaders in positive psychology gather to offer students the very best education in the field.

Principal faculty members from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, Positive Psychology Center

Professor of Practice and Director of Education, Positive Psychology Center

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Associate, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, private practice

Visiting Faculty

Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor

Associate Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College; Codirector of the Penn Resiliency Project, University of Pennsylvania

The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management, Professor of Psychology

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College

Capstone projects

The capstone project is a culminating experience, allowing you to integrate and apply what you've learned during the program.

Service learning projects

See how students are applying their learning to real-world contexts.

Looking for financial assistance?

Learn about financial aid including MAPP’s fellowship and scholarship opportunities.