|West Region Vice President Bio|
Jon Grahe, PhD
Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
Jon Grahe, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Grahe earned his MA and PhD in experimental social psychology from the University of Toledo. Prior to his appointment at Pacific Lutheran, he was an associate professor at Monmouth College. His teaching includes Research Methods courses, as well as courses in Introductory, Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His research focuses on the behavioral manifestation of dyadic rapport and the examination of perceivers’ understanding of how they make personal judgments. His involvement in Psi Chi began as an undergraduate. He has been the advisor for Pacific Lutheran’s chapter since 2005 and served in the same role at Monmouth College. At both institutions, he successfully invigorated the membership through more meaningful induction ceremonies, increased interaction between members, and helped them to take advantage of the many opportunities Psi Chi provides to its members.