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Beyond Homophobia » About Dr. Herek

About Dr. Herek

Gregory Herek, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on prejudice, sexual orientation, and survey research methodology.

He has published more than 85 scholarly papers on prejudice against lesbians and gay men, anti-gay violence, AIDS-related stigma, and related topics.

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science, he is a past recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. In 2006, he received the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He has testified before Congress on antigay violence and on military personnel policy, and has assisted the APA in preparing amicus briefs for numerous court cases related to sexual orientation.