Dr. Justin Lehmiller, PhD

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, social psychologist, researcher at the Kinsey Institute, author, speaker, and consultant.

He serves on the advisory board for Men's Health Magazine and Women's Health Interactive.

His research has been published in every major journal dealing with human sexuality including: The Journal of Sex Research, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, and The Archives of Sexual Behavior.


  • Purdue University, PhD., Social Psychology
  • Villanova University, M.S., Experimental Psychology
  • Gannon University, B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude


  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • International Academy of Sex Research (Elected Full Member)
  • International Association for Relationship Research
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Social Psychology Network
  • Loyola University Chicago, BS
  • Columbia University in the City of New York, MS
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, PhD


  • New York Magazine
  • VICE
  • Playboy
  • The Washington Post
  • Men's health
  • Psychology Today
  • Politico

Professional Accomplishments

50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries Award - Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School

Certificate of Teaching Excellence - Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University - 3 time recipient.

Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching - Purdue University

Graduate Research Publication Award - Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University - First-Place

C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award - Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences

Graduate Student Research Competition Award - Association for Psychological Science

Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award for General Scholastic Excellence - Awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GPA - Gannon University

Peter C. Braeger Undergraduate Research Writing Award - Gannon University


  • Research Fellow - The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - Purdue University
  • Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and Assistant Professor of Social Psychology - Ball State University
  • Faculty Affiliate - The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University
  • Acting Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and Instructor of Counseling Psychology - Ball State University
  • Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Sciences - Purdue University
  • College Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Psychology - Harvard University
  • Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology - Colorado State University


In the Media

  • Dr. Phil
  • National Geographic's Taboo
  • Netflix series Sex, Explained
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The New York Times
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Sunday Times