Jennifer Winquist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dickmeyer Hall 219


Jennifer Winquist joined the Valparaiso University psychology department in 1999. She primarily teaches statistics, general psychology, and research methods. Her current research program, a collaborative effort with colleagues in Israel, investigates the role of rumination and self-focused attention in depression. In addition to her work on rumination, she has also worked with students to conduct studies on attitudes and behaviors related to environmentalism, group decision-making, and implicit attitudes toward feminists. When she’s not working, Professor Winquist and her husband, Rob Swanson (in the biology department), are busy with their young twins, Max and Moya.


M.A., Ph.D. – University of Illinois-Chicago
B.A. – Purdue University

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