Leslie Jennings Rowley

Associate Director, Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy
Office Phone
435 Robertson Hall
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Leslie Jennings Rowley, PhD serves as Associate Director for the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy in Princeton’s School for Public and International Affairs, where she develops interdisciplinary initiatives and cultivates research collaborations both internal and external to Princeton to link academic insights in the behavioral sciences to real world issues. She also directs the Sugarman Practitioner in Residence Program at SPIA and has previously served as a guest lecturer in courses in Environmental Studies and the Freshman Seminar Program. A graduate of Dartmouth College with an AB in Economics and Geography, she holds an MBA in international business and a PhD in psychology with an emphasis on media. Her previous research has centered on the impact of narrative media on measures of adolescent self-identity, self-construal, and national identity. She is currently investigating how individuals and Western society as a whole approach the idea of endings and what behavioral insights may lend to their reimagining. She sits on the governing board of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association and the national board of Compassion & Choices, the largest end of life options advocacy and education organization in the U.S. She also founded Hereafter Partners, an organization that aims to make conversations about death, dying, and aging more normalized and accessible for younger cohorts of society. She lives in Princeton with her husband, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Professor Clancy Rowley, and their two teenagers.