Bella DePaulo, PhD, received her doctorate degree from Harvard in 1979. She is a social psychologist with areas of expertise in the psychology of deceiving and detecting deceit, and in the place of people who are single in society and in science. She is the author of several books and more than 100 scholarly publications. For more than twenty years, Dr. DePaulo taught graduate students and undergraduates at the University of Virginia. She has also taught at UC Santa Barbara and at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Dr. DePaulo has served as the dissertation advisor for numerous graduate students, and has advised and mentored many undergraduates. She has also led workshops.
Dr. DePaulo is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, such as the James McKeen Cattell Award and the Research Scientist Development Award, and has served in various leadership positions in professional organizations. Dr. DePaulo has also served on the editorial boards of ten scientific journals. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academy of Education, and a variety of other agencies and foundations.