John Grych, Ph.D, is Co-Chair of ResilienceCon and co-investigator on the first Resilience Portfolios project. He is also Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Marquette University. Dr. Grych is best known for his work on the cognitive-contextual model of children exposed to interparental conflict. He has studied a range of questions related to violence in close relationships, including the impact of family violence on children’s development and the origins of physical and sexual aggression in adolescent relationships, and interventions for children from conflictual and violent families.
He has served as Associate Editor for Psychology of Violence and as reviewer for numerous Federal grant panels. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the John Templeton Foundation, and other agencies. He is author or co-author of more than 60 scholarly publications, including The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections Among Different Forms of Violence and Abuse (with Sherry Hamby, Springer, 2013), which addresses the interrelations among different forms of violence and explores the implications of exposure to abuse and trauma in childhood on relationship functioning in adolescence and adulthood. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has two sons and lives in Milwaukee with his wife. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.