Jane McHan, PhD

Jane McHan earned an MS in general psychology at the University of Memphis, an MPH with a concentration in international health at Harvard University, and a PhD in experimental social psychology from Tulane University. She held a joint post-doctoral appointment in the Department of Behavioral Science and the Center for International Affairs (CFIA) at Harvard University, and then a three-year appointment as an associate at the CFIA. University teaching appointments include assistant professorships at the American University of Beirut and the College of Medicine at King Saud University at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and adjunct positions at Boston University, the University of Lowell, and the University of Massachusetts at Boston. McHan returned to Harvard in 2007 as a visiting scholar in the Psychology Department until 2009.

McHan has over twenty years of management experience in higher education. Her administrative appointments include dean of students at Franklin College, Switzerland, and several positions at the University of Maryland University College in Germany such as director of faculty development, head of the Social Science Department, and assistant dean.

McHan has taught organizational behavior at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States, Germany, and the Middle East. In addition to her management experience in higher education, she also has experience with small business.

McHan's ancillary text Social Psychological Aspects of War and Violent Conflict was published By Sentra Press in 2016.


  • PhD Tulane University