Mona S. Weissmark, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and President and Founder, GWG Book Enterprises, LLC
Dr. Mona Sue Weissmark is a clinical and social psychologist, researcher, and author whose work on diversity and justice has received global recognition. Weissmark is best known for her experiment of bringing children of Holocaust survivors face-to-face with children of Nazis, and later, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of African American slaves with descendants of slave owners. Her research is profiled in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Psychology Today, The Jerusalem Report, The Guardian, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among other publications. Weissmark is the author of many journal articles and books, including Doing Psychotherapy Effectively (University of Chicago Press), Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II (Oxford University Press), and The Science of Diversity, to be released by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is the founder and former director of the Program Initiative for Global Mental Health Studies at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University and former tenured psychology professor at Roosevelt University. In addition, she is also a part-time associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Also, Weissmark is the president and founder of GWG Enterprises, LLC, an Illinois-based company focused on the science of diversity and educational research. Weissmark is passionate about teaching. She has taught thousands of students about the psychology and science of diversity, research methods, and clinical and social psychology. She received Harvard Extension School's JoAnne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award. Weissmark earned her bachelor's degree from McGill University, her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the department of psychology at Harvard University.


  • PhD University of Pennsylvania