Dr. Stevan Hobfoll

December, 2007

Professor and Director
The Applied Psychology Center

Kent State University
106 Kent Hall, PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001 US

Phone:    (330) 672-2137
FAX:        (330) 672-3786
Email:   Shobfoll@kent.edu

Brief Biographical Sketch


Dr. Stevan Hobfoll has authored and edited numerous books, including STRESS, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND WOMEN, TRAUMATIC STRESS, THE ECOLOGY OF STRESS, and STRESS CULTURE AND COMMUNITY. In addition, he has authored over 180 journal articles and book chapters and has been a frequent workshop leader on stress. He has received over $12 million in research grants on stress and health. Dr. Hobfoll is currently Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Kent State University and Director of the Applied Psychology Center and the Summa-KSU Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress. Formerly at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Universities, he has also been involved with the problem of stress in Israel. Dr. Hobfoll received special commendation for his research on The Psychology of Women and for his AIDS prevention programs with ethnic minority populations, and was cited by the Encyclopædia Britannica for his contribution to knowledge and understanding for his Ecology of Stress volume. He was co-chair of the American Psychological Association Commission on Stress and War during Operation Desert Storm, helping plan for the prevention of prolonged distress among military personnel and their families. He maintains a private practice as a clinical psychologist and organizational consultant.