L. Rowell Huesmann


  • Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Director, Aggression Research Program, Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan

Honors, Editorships, Fellowships, & Offices

  • Elected to Global Forum on Violence, National Academies of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, 2010 – present
  • APA Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology, 2005
  • Editor, Aggressive Behavior, 2004 – 2012
  • Director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR, University of Michigan, 2006-2012.
  • LIFE Faculty Lecturer, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, 2003-2006
  • G. Stanley Hall Lecturer, Williams College, 2001
  • US State Department Academic Lecturer, Poland, 2001
  • Life Member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge University, 2000 – present
  • Chair, NIH and Surgeon General’s Committee on Media Violence, 2000-2001
  • University of Michigan, Excellence in Research Award, College of LS&A, 1999
  • Elected President, International Society for Research on Aggression, 1997-98
  • Centro Reina Sopha Lecturer, Fundacion Valenciana De Estudios Avanzados, 1997
  • Chair, American Psychological Association, Human Capital Initiative on Violence, 1994-1997
  • University of Michigan, Excellence in Research Award, College of LS&A, 1997, 2000
  • New Zealand Public Health Lecturer, 1995
  • Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, 1993
  • Awarded Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship, 1991
  • Awarded James McKeen Cattel Fellowship, 1990-1991
  • Elected President, Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987-1988.
  • Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987-1990
  • Awarded Fulbright Fellowship, University of Rome, 1985 - 1986 (Declined).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1977 - 1980
  • IREX Exchange Lecturer, Wroclaw Univeristy, Poland, 1978
  • Awarded PHS Predoctoral Fellowship, 1965-1968.

Scientific Society Memberships:

  • Fellow, International Society for Research on Aggression
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, International Communication Association
  • Charter Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Charter Fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association

Huesmann Vita

List of Selected Publications

2009 Personal Profile on Rowell Huesmann

Aggression Research Program Statement on School Shootings

Highlighted Research:

The Hidden Cost of War: Middle East Violence and its effect on children

Habitual Aggressive and Violent Behavior in Children and Young Adults, a Podcast Interview