Michael Steger is a professor in the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on understanding well-being and meaning in life; psychological predictors of physical health and health-risk behaviors; and facilitators and benefits of engaging in meaningful work.
Steger was recently named an Extraordinary Professor by North-West University in South Africa. He is the co-editor of both Designing Positive Psychology and Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and he is associate editor for the Journal of Personality.
Steger received his B.A. in psychology from Macalester College. In 2005, he earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology and personality psychology from the University of Minnesota.