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Lawrence H. Gerstein Ball State University, USA

Lawrence Gerstein, Ph.D., is the George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of Doctoral Training in Counseling Psychology, and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters and is active in professional organizations serving on numerous editorial boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and for six years, he was the Editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Professor Gerstein's academic expertise is in cross-cultural psychology, peace psychology, consultation, and research methodology. A recipient of the Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award from the American Association for Counseling and Development and the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the American Counseling Association, Professor Gerstein was once again honored with the 2010 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award by the American Psychological Association Division 52 for The International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling for making the most significant and fundamental contribution to psychology as a global discipline. Professor Gerstein earned his Ph.D. in counseling and social psychology from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia in 1983.