Gail Matthews, PhD

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Professor of Psychology, Tenured


School of Liberal Arts and Education

Gail is a clinical psychologist and an executive and life coach.


University of Cincinnati, Post-Doctorate, Clinical Psychology

University of Kentucky, PhD, Social and Personality Psychology

University of Kentucky, MA, Psychology

University of Richmond, BA, Psychology

Research Interests

Gails' research interests include factors impacting goal achievement; executive and life coaching; impostor phenomenon; and Just World hypotheses.

Goal Setting: Harvard Research

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph Fink Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the California Psychological Association
  • Psi Chi Award for service to the field of psychology
  • Psi Chi Book Award
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Phi Beta Kappa, History and Systems Award

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