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Psychology Professor Gary Lewandowski Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 300 Best Professors”

Monmouth University has one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers, according to The Princeton Review. The Massachusetts based education services, widely known for its test prep courses, books, and student survey based college rankings profiles Psychology Professor Gary Lewandowski in its new book, The Best 300 Professors.

Published April 3, 2012, The Best 300 Professors is a project that The Princeton Review teamed up with the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the United States to develop. The book’s impressive roster of top teachers features professors in more than 60 fields ranging from Accounting to Neuroscience to Sport Management. They hail from 122 universities across the nation.  A complete list of the professors in the book is accessible at

The selection process took into account qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both The Princeton Review and The professors featured in the book are a truly select group:  from an initial list of 42,000 professors considered, the final group of “best” professors chosen constitutes less than .02% of the roughly 1.8 million postsecondary teachers instructing students at universities. The professors in the book are not ranked but each professor profiled received high ratings from their most important audiences, beneficiaries and critics: the students they teach and inspire.

In its profile on Professor Lewandowski, The Princeton Review editors describe how he “sets challenging but achievable goals and is approachable and always willing to help. The write-up also includes comments from students of Professor Lewandowski surveyed by The Princeton Review who described him as “the best teacher I have ever had in my entire school career. He’s funny and makes class enjoyable.”

Dr. Lewandowski received the 2011 New Jersey Psychological Association’s (NJPA) Emerging Researcher Award. He has published over 20 articles in highly respected journals and he has been awarded 12 grants funded by a number of organizations such as American Psychological Association (APA) and Association for Psychological Science.  He is the co-creator of, a site dedicated to teaching about relationships through research.  He is also a coeditor of the book, The Science of Relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage and family, and he has coauthored 14 book chapters.  He has presented his research at over 70 peer reviewed conferences.