Jon E. Grahe

Professor of Psychology

Jon E. Grahe

Office Location:Ramstad Hall - Room 106A

Office Hours: (On Campus) Monday & Tuesday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Personal

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Senior Editorial Advisor for Routledge Open Research: Behavioral Sciences
  • Western Psychological Association Past President
  • Former Psi Chi President


  • Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Toledo (Ohio), 1997
  • M.A., Social Psychology, University of Toledo (Ohio), 1994
  • B.A., Psychology, Shippensburg University (Pennsylvania), 1992

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Interpersonal Perception
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Capstone Pedagogy
  • Crowd-Sourcing Science


  • Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses (Jossey-Bass 2014) : View Book
  • A Journey into Open Science and Research Transparence in Psychology (Grahe, 2021) (Routledge 2021) : View Book
  • Early Psychological Research Contributions from Women of Color (Routledge 2023) : View Book


  • K.T. Tang Faculty Excellence in Research Award from PLU (2012)

Professional Memberships/Organizations


Jon Grahe is Professor of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University. He is a former President of Psi Chi, the Managing Executive Editor of The Journal of Social Psychology, and serves chair of the Open Science Badges committee. He was the Executive Director of both the Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP) and the Emerging Adulthood Measured at Multiple Institutions (EAMMi2) project. His scholarship of teaching and learning extends to capstones which produced a co-authored book, “Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses.”

Favorite psychologists/scientists:
“The Psi Chi Board of Directors at their winter meeting, 2017 endorsed my nominations of two of my academic heroes, Alice Eagly and Robert Rothenthal. These two people embody the principles of higher education in their tireless pursuit of truth in research and their enduring humility of their accomplishments.

Recent papers/presentations:

Jon E Grahe, Kelly Cuccolo, Dana C. Leighton, Leslie D. Cramblet Alvarez (2019). Open Science Promotes Diverse, Just, and Sustainable Research and Educational Outcomes. Sage Publishing

Nelson, A. A., Grahe, J. E., Ramseyer, F. (2016). Interacting in flow: An analysis of rapport-based behavior as optimal experience. Sage Open 6, Issue 4
(Andrew Nelson is a 2014 graduate of PLU)

Recent Podcast:

Interesting research ideas to explore:
I work with students on large scale collaborative research projects such as the Collaborative Replications and Education Project (, the Emerging Adulthood Measured at Multiple Institutions (


  • Hiking
  • Favorite music: Iron Maiden, Metallica, REM, Tool, Yes

Fun Facts

  • I've recorded a song about statistics class and others about various psychological constructs