Updated: October 2022
Alex’s degrees are in Psychology (PhD, MA) and Public Administration (MPA). He enjoys teaching undergraduate students who are motivated and interested in social-behavioral science. His teaching experience includes fundamental college courses like Statistics and Research Methods as well as upper-level seminars Psychology and Law and From Psychology to Evidence-Based Policy. Since 2013, he has taught or assistant-taught twenty-five semesters of coursework, first at Boston College and later at the University of Oregon. View a full list under the "Courses" tab.
Alex is an active researcher who has published on the following topics: evaluating and improving police training in the United States, understanding the connections between nonverbal behavior and mental 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.
He currently lives with his wife Maggie in Richmond, VA. From 2015 - 2021, Alex attended graduate school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Before that, he lived in Boston, MA, where he earned a Master's degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Communications. He has worked at varied institutions including Harvard University, the Naval Research Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and (most recently) for himself.
Outside of work, Alex likes to play soccer, interact with felis catus, and hike in the great outdoors.
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.