Photo credit: Joshua Miller

Photo credit: Joshua Miller

I'm a social psychology professor who studies interpersonal attraction, marriage, conflict resolution, and how our social relationships influence our goal achievement. I work at Northwestern, with appointments in psychology (since 2003) and Kellogg (since 2013). My undergraduate degree is also from Northwestern (1997), and I earned my MA (1999) and PhD (2001) degrees under the direction of Caryl Rusbult at UNC Chapel Hill. I was a postdoc with Margaret Clark at Carnegie Mellon University from 2001 to 2003. I live in Evanston, IL, with my wife, two kids, and an aging stepcat. I hate roller coasters, but I love hang gliding.

Formal Bio: Eli Finkel -- author of the bestselling book The All-Or-Nothing Marriage -- is a professor at Northwestern University, where he has appointments in the psychology department and the Kellogg School of Management and holds the Martin J. and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professorship. In his role as director of Northwestern’s Relationships and Motivation Lab (RAMLAB), he has published 130+ scientific papers and is a regular contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. His research, which is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, has been honored with the Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize. The Economist has identified him as "one of the leading lights in the realm of relationship psychology."