Rodger Narloch

Saint John's University, Minnesota

Rodger Narloch is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. He is also a graduate of St. John’s and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on identity development in emerging adulthood and the process of decision-making that occurs during that age period. In addition to teaching courses in psychology and research design, he routinely teaches an interdisciplinary ethics course on the topic of happiness as part of the university’s common curriculum. In 2006, he received the Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award. He was director of assessment for the Lilly-funded Vocation Project at St. John’s and served eight year as chair of the Psychology Department. In 2012, Rodger participated in the St. John’s and St. Ben’s Benedictine Heritage Tour learning about the roots of Benedictine monasticism in Italy and Germany. He currently serves on Catholic, Benedictine mission committees for both St. John’s and St. Ben’s.  Rodger and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Jordan (19) and Erin (15). They especially enjoy their time together exploring nature in and around the lakes of Minnesota.

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2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015