Joe Rodgers is a Quantitative Psychologist and director of the Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt; he began his work at Vanderbilt in August, 2012. He retired in summer, 2012, after 31 years of service on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, where he is George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus and Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from UNC in 1981, with a minor in Biostatistics. He has held visiting positions at Ohio State, University of Hawaii, UNC, Duke, University of Southern Denmark, and University of Pennsylvania. His research team has been continuously funded by NIH since 1987 to develop mathematical models of adolescent intellectual development, young adult fertility, and family/friendship interactions. His methodological interests include mathematical modeling, resampling theory, quasi-experimental design, exploratory data analysis, and multidimensional scaling. He was the editor of the applied methods journal Multivariate Behavioral Research from 2006 to 2011, and is a past-president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, the Society for the Study of Social Biology, and APA’s Population and Environmental Psychology Division. He is a fellow of APA, APS, and AAAS. His wife Jacci is an Associate Dean of Peabody College at Vanderbilt, and a former chair of Accounting at Oklahoma City University. They have two teenage daughters; Rachel is a college student at Georgetown University, and Naomi is in high school at University School of Nashville.