Dr. Christopher Mruk


  • Position: Professor of Psychology
  • Phone: 419.372.0612
  • Email: cmruk@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 303 George Mylander Hall

Professional Biography/Profile

Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. was trained in general psychology at Michigan State University and in clinical psychology at Duquesne University. Dr. Mruk is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, where he received the University-wide Professorship of Teaching Excellence award along with a number of other recognitions including the Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Scholarship awards. His research and publications focus on psychotherapy, self-esteem, and positive psychology. This work includes over two dozen articles, eight chapters in various book, and three books in these areas, one of which is in its fourth edition. He is also an Associate Editor of The Humanistic Psychologist, a publication of the American Psychological Association.

Prior to the academic portion of his career, Dr. Mruk was a clinician who worked in a psychiatric unit in Grosse Pointe, MI; supervised a methadone treatment program in Detroit; worked as a crisis intervention specialist in one of the nation’s first two 24-hour comprehensive psychiatric emergency services in Lansing, MI; served as a staff psychologist for a community mental health center in Monessen, PA; directed the counseling center at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania; and still consults as a private practitioner with the Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Dr. Mruk teaches Introductory Psychology, Personality Adjustment, Abnormal Psychology, Positive Psychology, Interviewing and Observation, and an undergraduate clinical practicum at BGSU’s Firelands College. He also teaches Advanced Readings, a clinical Internship, and engages in other graduate level work as member of BGSU’s Graduate College at the BG campus. 

Updated: 02/07/2024 09:49AM