About Dr. Froh

Dr. Jeffrey Froh is a Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University where he has taught since 2006. He received his M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in School Psychology from St. John’s University and his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College.  He is a New York State certified school psychologist, New York State licensed psychologist, Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute, and past Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology. Before joining the Hofstra faculty, he taught at various colleges and practiced as a school psychologist in several school districts on Long Island in New York. 

Dr. Froh is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the International Positive Psychology Association, and the Positive Education Schools Association. In 2013, he received an honorable mention from Who’s Who in Academia. He is the co-editor of the book, Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors (2013, American Psychological Association), which is a guide to activities related to the concepts and experiments that make up the foundation of positive psychology. He is also the co-author of the book, Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character (2014, Templeton Press), which provides parents, teachers, and any other adults with 32 empirically-supported strategies for helping children and teenagers become more grateful. Dr. Froh received a 3-year $1 million grant from The John Templeton Foundation to study the measurement, development, and enhancement of gratitude in children and adolescents. 



Dr. Froh has over 50 publications on positive psychology in general and happiness, well-being, character strengths, and gratitude, among other topics.  These publications appear in top-tier scientific journals such as Clinical Psychology Review, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Personality, and the Journal of School Psychology and high-level edited scholarly volumes. He has given over 100 presentations on positive psychology at local, national, and international conferences as well as to community churches and school districts. His research has appeared in mainstream media such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, and Better Homes and Gardens.