Alan Reifman, Ph.D., is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He has also taught as a visiting instructor at other institutions, most recently the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Texas Tech, Prof. Reifman teaches and conducts research on the transition to adulthood (known as "emerging adulthood"), as well as on adolescent and young-adult drinking. In addition, he teaches courses on statistics and research methodology. Prof. Reifman has received two federal grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study college drinking, and has published approximately 45 refereed journal articles on alcohol use/misuse and other topics. His teaching has been recognized in several ways, including membership in Texas Tech University’s Teaching Academy, nomination by his college unit at Texas Tech for the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award, and awards from the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics for his writing of new lyrics to popular tunes to convey statistical lessons.