Daniel Arkkelin, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Daniel Arkkelin (B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State
University, 1978) has been at Valparaiso University since 1982,
and is currently Full Professor of Psychology. Dr. Arkkelin is a social
psychologist with both theoretical and applied interests. His interests
include social influences on behavior, social cognition, and the relationship
between humans and their physical environment. His major courses include
Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Statistics and Research
Methods in Psychology. He conducts research on occupational gender-role
stereotyping and leadership, perceptual and affective responses to environmental
features, determinants of recycling behaviors, and internet-based psychological research. These studies have
resulted in several publications and numerous conference presentations,
most co-authored by students. He has published two textbooks, Environmental Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (with
R. Veitch, at B.G.S.U.) and Computer-Based Data Analyses: Using SPSS
in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (with D. Rowland, also at V.U.).
Dr. Arkkelin has served as Department Chair and is also active outside
the Psychology Department, serving on numerous university committees,
teaching a Freshman Seminar, and establishing a layperson's counseling
program at Immanuel Lutheran Church. When not driving his three sons
places, he loves camping/hiking, classic and alternative rock, drive-in
movies, surfing the net and playing computer pinball simulations.