After receiving his Ph.D. in 1989 from Stanford University (where he studied cognitive, personality, and social psychology), Ken taught at the State University of New York, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, University of Southern California, and Sonoma State University. While working as a research associate in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ken completed a post-doctoral clinical training program and became licensed as a clinical psychologist. Ken finally found the right professional fit when he accepted a position as an assistant professor in the University of Idaho Department of Psychology in 1996.
At Idaho, Ken has developed several successful programs of research pertaining to interpersonal relationships and social cognition. Most recently, he has been conducting studies in Asia to examine the influence of culture on how people conceptualize themselves and others. Ken teaches popular undergraduate courses on personality and sexuality; indeed, his Human Sexuality course has been repeatedly voted the “best course” at the university, but he acknowledges that in this case the course material—not the course instructor—deserves the credit.
For more information on Ken's teaching and research, see his personal website