John J. Skowronski, Ph.D.

Dr. Skowronski is not currently taking new students. However, he is available to students for consultation and collaboration.


Academic and Professional Experience

Professor, Northern Illinois University, Aug. 2000 to present

Professor, The Ohio State University in residence at the Newark Campus, Sept. 1998 to June 2000

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University in residence at the Newark Campus, Sept. 1992 to Aug. 1998

Visiting Associate Professor, Purdue University, Aug. 1994 to May 1995

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University in residence at the Newark Campus, Sept. 1986 to Aug. 1992

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Aug. 1985 to May 1986

Instructor, University of Iowa, Aug. 1984 to June 1985

Assistant in Instruction, University of Iowa, Jan. 1982 to June 1984

Instructor, Augustana College, Aug. 1980 to June 1981

Instructor, Guided Correspondence Center for Continuing Education, University of Iowa, Sept. 1980 to Jan. 1985

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Iowa, Aug. 1977 to Jan. 1982

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Augustana College, Aug. 1975 to May 1977

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Augustana College, Aug. 1974 to May 1975

Academic and Professional Honors

Designated as a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 2009 to Present

Designated as NIU Presidential Research Professor, 2008 to 2012

Designated as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, 2007 to Present

International Affiliate, Centre for Research on Self and Identity, Dec. 2004 to Present

Honorary Visiting Professor, Centre for Research in Self and Identity, Department of Psychology, Southampton University, UK, Jan. 2001 to Dec. 31. 2004

The Ohio State University Alumni Award For Distinguished Teaching, 1998

The Ohio State University at Newark Award for Scholarly Achievement, 1989, 1993, 1998

The Ohio State University at Newark Faculty Service Award, 1998

Thomas J. Evans Teaching Excellence Award, 1991

Inducted into Sigma Xi, 1985

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

B.A. received Magna Cum Laude, Augustana College, 1977

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • The Psychonomics Society
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology

Professor, Department of Psychology

Office: 418 Psychology
Phone: 815-753-7073
Fax: 815-753-8088


University of Iowa, Ph.D. Social Psychology (December 1984)

University of Iowa, M.A. Social Pyschology (December 1980)

Augustana College (IL.), B.A. Psychology and Biology (May 1977)