Ed Diener (senior science advisor) is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at the University of Illinois, where he has been a faculty member since 1974. He is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Utah and the University of Virginia.
Dr. Diener's many prestigious scholarly awards include the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the William James Fellow Award for outstanding contributions to scientific psychology from the Association of Psychological Science, and the Distinguished Quality-of-Life Researcher Award from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies.
Dr. Diener is also the founding editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science and an editor of Journal of Happiness Studies.
Dr. Diener has co-edited three books on subjective well-being: Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology, Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research, and Culture and Subjective Well-Being. He also coedited the Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology. Dr. Diener wrote a popular book on Happiness with his son, Robert Biswas-Diener, and is the coauthor of Well-Being for Public Policy.