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date: 02 June 2020

(p. vii) About the Editors

(p. vii) About the Editors

Matthew W. Gallagher

Matthew W. Gallagher is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. He received his doctorate in clinical and quantitative psychology from the University of Kansas in 2011 and was previously a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the role of hope in promoting resilience to and recovery from emotional disorders, the development of novel treatments for PTSD and anxiety disorders, and the predictors and benefits of positive aspects of mental health. He is the author of over 80 articles, chapters and books and is a licensed psychologist.

Shane J. Lopez

Shane J. Lopez was a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas in 1998 and was previously faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association. His research focused on developing and disseminating hope and strengths promotion programs in schools, examining the impact of hope on engagement and well-being across the lifespan, and refining a model and measures of psychological courage. He published more than 100 articles and chapters, more than a dozen books, including Making Hope Happen, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures, and Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, and was a licensed psychologist. (p. viii)