Eli J. Finkel is Professor at Northwestern University, where he holds appointments in the psychology department and the Kellogg School of Management. He earned his BA in 1997 from Northwestern and his PhD in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published more than 140 academic papers, is a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and is the author of the bestselling book The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work (2017). He has received several career awards, including the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology, the Caryl E. Rusbult Young Investigator Award from the Relationship Researchers Interest Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement from the International Association for Relational Research. He has received dozens of teaching awards and recognitions, including recognition by College Magazine as one of the Top 10 Professors at Northwestern.
Roy F. Baumeister is Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland, in Australia, as well as Professor Emeritus at Florida State. He received his PhD in social psychology from Princeton University in 1978, having worked with the great Edward E. Jones as his mentor. He has published hundreds of articles and a couple dozen books on a broad range of topics, including self and identity, interpersonal belongingness and rejection, sexuality, evil and violence, emotion, self-regulation, free will, decision making, consciousness, and the meaning of life. He has received several lifetime achievement awards, including the William James Fellow award, which is the highest honor given by the Association for Psychological Science. As of 2018, his publications have been cited in the scientific journals over 150,000 times. Writing for publication and mentoring graduate students are his favorite parts of the job.