Alex’s degrees are in Psychology (PhD, MA) and Public Administration (MPA). His teaching repertoire spans several areas of social science, including fundamental courses on scientific thinking and statistics, experimental design, and applications of behavioral science in the public sector.
Since 2013, he has taught or assistant-taught over twenty-five college courses including Research Methods, Psychology and Law, and Applied Psychological Science.
He has published research on the following topics: evaluating and improving police training in the United States, assessing persuasive messaging campaigns among charity organizations, connecting Americans' news consumption to political preferences, linking oncology patients’ religious beliefs with end-of-life treatment decisions.
Alex currently lives in Richmond, VA. From 2015 - 2021, he lived in Oregon and attended graduate school at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Before that, he lived in Boston, MA, where he earned a Master's degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Communications from Boston College. He has worked for a variety of institutions including Harvard University, the Naval Research Laboratory, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Outside of work, Alex likes to play soccer, basketball, and hike in the great outdoors.
You can email him at argarinther [at] gmail [dot] com.
(Top Right) Aerial Shot of Beautiful UO Campus in Eugene, OR.
(Bottom Right) Boston's Back Bay Reflecting on the Charles River.
(Far Left) Alex at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C..
(Center Left) Alex with the UO Groups and War Lab in 2016