Chris Grace


Chris Grace is a Professor of Psychology at Biola University, and serves as the founding Director of the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships. His Ph.D. is in Experimental Social Psychology from Colorado State University. He teaches Introductory Psychology each semester, as well as an integrative course on relationships and marriage. He speaks at colleges, churches and retreat centers nationwide on the topic of relationships and marriages. 

He served in administration for 14 years (most recently as vice-president for student development and university planning), including 7 years on the President’s Administrative Council (PAC). He is an evaluator on institutional reviews with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, and on the editorial review board for The Journal of Psychology as well Theology, Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal.

Areas of previous research interests have been in examining the impact of compliance techniques and self-awareness on helping behaviors, the emergence of evolutionary and intelligent design psychology, and the impact of perceived ethnicity on student evaluations of teaching effectiveness. His current writing and research interests are in the field of marriage and relationships, and specifically in the area of spiritual intimacy, and how couples navigate emotional subtexts of conflict and communication.