Jeffrey Girard

Jeffrey Girard
  • Assistant Professor
  • M. Erik Wright Scholar
  • Program Director, Brain, Behavior & Quantitative Science Program

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room #454
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Girard studies how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is influenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context). This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.  


Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
M.S. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy, University of Washington


  • Affective Communication
  • Interpersonal Functioning
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Affective Computing
  • Technology in Psychology 


  • Statistical Methods in Psychology I (PSYC 790)
  • Foundations of Data Science (PSYC 792)
  • Data 2: Hands-on Data Science (PSYC/ECON/POLS 399)
  • Assessment I: Foundations of Psychological Assessment (PSYC 850)

Selected Publications