Dr. James Jaccard received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana and currently is professor of psychology at Florida International University, Miami. Dr. Jaccard has also held academic appointments at SUNY Albany and Purdue University. He has written numerous books on statistics and two others concerned with adolescent/parent interactions and communication. His most recent book is Theory Construction and Model Building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists, co-authored with Jacob Jacoby and published by Guilford Press. He has also authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles and has an impressive history of research funding from NIH as well as private foundations.