Juris G. Draguns Pennsylvania State University, USA
Juris G. Draguns was born in Latvia, completed primary schooling in his native country, graduated from high school in Germany, and obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States. His PhD in clinical psychology is from the University of Rochester. In 1997 he retired from Pennsylvania State University as professor emeritus of psychology. Draguns has taught and lectured, in five languages, at the University of Mainz in Germany; Lund University in Sweden; East-West Center in Hawaii; Flinders University of South Australia; National Taiwan University in Taipei, University of the Americas-Puebla in Cholula, Mexico; University of Latvia and Baltic Russian Institute, both in Riga; and Baltic Defense College in Tartu, Estonia. He continues to pursue his interests in cross-cultural research on psychotherapy and counseling and other topics. Draguns is recipient of American Psychological Association’s Award for Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and of an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Latvia, as well as Penn State’s Distinguished Emeritus Award. He is a past president of Society for Cross-Cultural Research.