Roni Beth Tower, Ph.D., is a retired clinical, research and academic psychologist. Tower earned her B.A. in religion at Barnard, Ph.D. from Yale, and did postdoctoral work in epidemiology and public health at Yale Medical School. She taught at Yale and Columbia University (Teachers College). She authored many journal articles and chapters and the memoir Miracle at Midlife: A Transatlantic Romance. She also writes regularly for BonjourParis.com.