Walter J. Lonner Western Washington University, USA (Emeritus)
Walter J. Lonner, professor emeritus of psychology, Western Washington University, is a charter member, past president, and honorary fellow of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP). Lonner has been involved with about 40 books featuring various topics in psychology and culture, including the seminal six-volume Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology (1980). For 25 years he was co-editor (with John Berry) of the SAGE book series, Cross-Cultural Research and Methodology. In 1969 Lonner co-founded the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at (then) Western Washington State College. He is founding and special issues editor of the flagship Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and founding editor of IACCP’s Online Readings in Psychology and Culture. He has had sabbatical leaves in Germany (as a Fulbright scholar), Mexico, and New Zealand (twice) and has participated in conferences in more than 30 countries. In 2014 he received the “Outstanding Contributions to International Psychology” award from Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.