A Brief Professional Biography of Jerry D. Boucher
Jerry Boucher is retired from teaching courses in Emotion, Motivation, Techniques of Interviewing, Cross Cultural Psychology, and History of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. He studied psycholinguistics at the University of Illinois, and took his Ph.D. in social psychology, studying nonverbal emotional behavior at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1971 through 1973 he was an Assistant Research Psychologist in the Department of International Health at the University of California, San Francisco, seconded to the Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he studied the verbal and nonverbal emotional behavior of Malays and Temuan Aborigines. From 1974 through 1989 he was a member of the academic staff of the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, and was member of the affiliate graduate faculty in the departments of communication and psychology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He served as Visiting Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University, and Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. He has lectured and performed research in many different countries, and has published in the areas of nonverbal communication, emotional behavior, ethnic conflict and cultural relations. He is a Fellow, a Director and a member of the editorial board of the Institute for Corean-American Studies, a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He now resides in Carlsbad California.