George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
Lawrence (“Larry”) H. Gerstein is a Ball State University George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology-Counseling and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Counseling Psychology, Peace Psychology, and International Psychology), Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, Advisor to the City University of Hong Kong Department of Applied Social Sciences, trained mediator, and knowledgeable in cross-cultural psychology, peace studies, social justice, emotion recognition, and sports for youth development. He earned his BBA from Bernard Baruch College, and MA in rehabilitation counseling and PhD in counseling and social psychology from The University of Georgia. Gerstein completed his pre-doctoral internship in the Counseling Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
He is coeditor of the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide, Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling, and Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, Vision, and Action. He has received 2+ million dollars in external funding including four U.S. State Department grants and one U.S. Institute of Peace grant. He recently implemented grants that trained Iraqi young leaders in social entrepreneurship and Pakistani graduate students in American Studies. Professor Gerstein has performed peace work and research with adults, children, and youth in, for instance, the U.S.A, Jordan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Israel, Taiwan, and Myanmar.
Cross-cultural psychology, peace studies, social justice, emotion recognition, and sports for youth development.