Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Gallup and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, leads research on the links between hope, strengths development, academic success, and overall well-being and collaborates with scholars around the world on these issues. He specializes in hope and strengths enhancement for students from preschool through college graduation, and advocates for the psychological reform of American education. Dr. Lopez has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and he has edited or authored seven books including the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and their son, the most hopeful kid in the world.