ABOUT THE AUTHORS

​Our authors are distinguished academics that bring a wealth of experience from in and outside of the classroom. They are dedicated to providing faculty and students with the highest quality educational resources at affordable prices.​

Kenneth S. Bordens, PhD (Emeritus)
Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Dr. Kenneth S. Bordens is a professor emeritus of psychology at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he taught for 37 years. Dr. Bordens taught courses in social psychology, research methods, the history of psychology, developmental psychology, human learning and memory, psychology and law, and introductory psychology. He taught online sections of social psychology, introductory psychology, and the history of psychology. He received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ, campus) in 1975. He earned a master of arts (1978)
and doctor of philosophy degree in social psychology from the University of Toledo in 1979. Dr. Bordens’s research interests were in the areas of psychology and law, prejudice, the history of psychology, and psychology and the arts. He has coauthored four textbooks: Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach (11th edition), Social Psychology (5th edition), General Psychology (5th edition), Basic Psychology (4th Edition), and Psychology of
Law: Integrations and Applications (2nd edition). He has also authored or coauthored 17 scholarly publications and has presented numerous papers at professional conferences. Dr. Bordens retired from Purdue University in Fort
Wayne in 2016.

Josh R. Gerow, PhD (Emeritus)

Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Josh R. Gerow (1941–2015) began his college training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he majored in chemistry. He earned his bachelor of arts in psychology at the University of Buffalo and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the University of Tennessee. His graduate area of specialization was developmental psycholinguistics. After teaching for two years at the University of Colorado, Denver, he joined the faculty of Purdue University Fort Wayne, formerly Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), in 1969. Dr. Gerow conducted research and published articles in the field of instructional psychology, focusing on factors that affect performance in the introduc-tory psychology course. During his more than 40 years as a college professor, he taught courses on the psychology of learning, memory, and the history of psychology, as well as his favorite course, general psychology. He brought college-level introductory psychology classes to high school students and made frequent presentations at regional and national conferences on the teaching of psychology. He authored (or co-authored) a large number of editions of introductory psychology textbooks and the supplements that accompany those texts. Dr. Gerow died on December 4, 2015.

Nancy K. Gerow, MS, LMFT

Psychological Service Associates, Inc. Fort Wayne, IN

Nancy K. Gerow, MS, earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Indiana University and her master of science in psychology from Purdue University. As a personal counselor of college students, she assisted college students with decision making, stress management, short-term therapy, and assessment and referral. She co-authored a text on achieving success in college, focusing on personal and social adjustment issues. She also has prepared ancillary materials for a number of introductory psychology textbooks. Ms. Gerow participated in the field trials for the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statis-tical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). As a clinician in private practice, Ms. Gerow provides individual, marital, family, and group therapy services. She also provides short-term assessment and counseling services as an employee assistance provider to businesses as well as for members of the military. Under the supervision of a health service provider in psychology (HSPP) psychologist, she has been responsible for testing and assessment in a variety of clinical settings. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of Indiana and Florida. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Life Status member of the American Psychological Association.