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Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since 2005, he has served as the founding director of Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and on the humanities and human flourishing, and for which he has received the Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs.
Professor Pawelski is currently completing a three-year research project investigating how each of arts and humanities disciplines can advance society’s understanding of wellbeing. For this research, he was awarded a $2.5 million grant in 2017 which involves a network of scholars and scientists based in the United States of America.