Eranda Jayawickreme, Ph.D., is the Harold W. Tribble Professor of Psychology and senior research fellow at the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University. He earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and a Ph.D. in positive and social/personality psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on post-traumatic growth, personality, character, and well-being.
His awards include the 2023 Early Career Contributions Award from the International Society for the Science of Existential Psychology, the 2018 Faculty Excellence in Research Award from Wake Forest, the 2015 Rising Star award from the Association for Psychological Science, fellow status from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science, and multiple grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, Templeton World Charity Foundation, European Association for Personality Psychology, and the Asia Foundation/USAID. His work has been profiled in the New York Times, the BBC, the Guardian, NPR (including on NPR’s Hidden Brain), the Philadelphia Inquirer, Scientific American, and Slate. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: PPID, and Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.