St. Olaf College
Dana Gross

Dana Gross, Professor of Psychology, has been a member of the faculty at St. Olaf since 1988. In teaching, research, and scholarship, Dana is fascinated by the interplay of nature and nurture, cross-cultural variations in beliefs and practices, practical applications of research findings, and policy considerations.

Internationalizing the psychology curriculum is another major theme in Dana’s work. This emphasis is reflected in her on-campus Interim course comparing human development in China, Japan, and the United States (Psychology 226); an Interim course exploring child development and family life in India (Psychology 223); and a June 2011 psychology faculty workshop that she organized with Ken Abrams (Carleton College), funded by an Associated Colleges of the Midwest FaCE grant.