Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D., is the Director of General Psychology and Interim Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in social and personality psychology at the University of Washington, spent three years at UCLA as a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research fellow, and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for 20 years before OR.
Gurung has received numerous local, state, and national grants for his health psychological and social psychological research on cultural differences in stress, social support, smoking cessation, body image, and impression formation, and has published articles in journals including Psychological Review and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Teaching of Psychology. He has also authored or co-authored 15 books and textbooks.
Gurung was co-director of the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholars Program, and has been awarded the APA Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Career in Teaching Psychology, as well as being named the CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year. He is also the founding co-editor of APA's journal SoTL in Psychology.