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

Kenneth S. Bordens (Professor Emeritus of Psychology) received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, New Jersey, campus) in 1975. He earned a master of arts (1978) and a doctor of philosophy (1979) degree in social psychology from the University of Toledo. After receiving his Ph.D., he accepted a position at Purdue University Fort Wayne, formerly Indiana University-Purdue Univer-sity Fort Wayne (IPFW), where he taught psychology for 37 years before retiring in 2016. Dr. Bordens’s main research interest was psychology and the law. He published several stud-ies on juror and jury decision making in criminal and civil trials. His most recent research focused on stereotyping and prejudice on the Left of the political spectrum. He has co-authored several textbooks in psychology, including Social Psychology (5th ed.), Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach (10th ed.), General Psychology (5th ed.), and Psychology and the Law: Integrations and Applications (2nd ed.). Dr. Bordens taught classes on social psychology, child development, research methods, the history of psychology, and introductory psychology during his tenure at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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.