Director, Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships
Professor of Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
Chris Grace serves full time as the director of Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships and is also a professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Grace graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in psychology in 1983. He earned his Master of Science and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Experimental Social Psychology (1986) from Colorado State University (1988).
Dr. Grace began his career at Biola University as a professor of psychology in 1988 and served as chair of the undergraduate psychology department for six years. From 2002 to 2008, he served as vice provost for Faculty Development and University Assessment, all the while continuing to teach the Introduction to Psychology course every year at Biola. Recorded in Fall 2010 and Fall 2013, this course became an international hit on Youtube, with the most popular lecture earning over 38,000 views. He was honored with the Professor of the Year Award by Biola's senior class in 1994. He also received the university’s highest teaching honor - The Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching - in 2001 and has been recognized in "Who's Who Among College Professors" numerous times. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Grace served as the vice president for Student Development, University Planning and Information Technology at Biola, while continuing to teach psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. During this period, Dr. Grace served on the President’s Administration Council and led the effort for integrated strategic planning at Biola University.
Dr. Grace has served as an executive member of the WASC Re-Accreditation team and is currently an outside reviewer for other WASC universities. He also serves on the editorial review board of various professional journals. Dr. Grace has numerous publications and presentations in the field of psychology, and speaks regularly at…