J. Galen Buckwalter, Ph.D.

Research Team Member


Dr. Galen Buckwalter is the director of research for the Headington Institute. A psychologist, Dr Buckwalter received his M.A. in Theology (1986) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1989) from Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology.     

As director of research, Dr. Buckwalter is developing and validating the Headington Institute Resilience Inventory, exploring the key contributors to resilience among humanitarian workers, examaning how support services can maximise resilience in this population, and overseeing the development of a collaborative relationship with Universities and other research programs.

Dr. Buckwalter is currently a research scientist at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies where he is developing a line of research into virtual technologies and resilience.  Dr. Buckwalter directed the original research program for the highly successful online relationship program eHarmony, Inc. He has also served as a Research Professor at the University of Southern California and the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and as Director of Research for Southern California Kaiser Permanente.



The Complexity in Health & Infrastructure Group is located in the Robert S. Morrison Health & Science Building, on the campus of Kent State University at Ashtabula.

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