June Tangney is Professor of Psychology and University Professor at George Mason University. Since arriving at Mason in 1988, Dr. Tangney has conducted research on the development and implications of moral emotions, with funding from NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders.
Dr. Tangney is author of over 100 articles, books, and book chapters. She is co-author of Shame and Guilt, co-editor of The Self-Conscious Emotions: Theory and Research, and co-editor of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist. She is Fellow of American Psychological Association’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology and the American Psychological Society.
Dr. Tangney has been active in university service for the past 24 years. She has been elected to multiple terms on the Faculty Senate (1997-98, 2003-present), in the past serving on the Senate’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Budget and Resources Committee, the Committee on External Relations, the Committee on Organization and Operations, and the Committee on Salaries. She is also past president of Mason’s AAUP chapter. Last year, she served on the Presidential Search Committee. Dr. Tangney has also sought to strengthen the research and teaching missions of the university in her many years of service on Human Subjects Review Board, as past member of the Learning Subcommittee as part of Mason’s Accreditation Self-Study, and in developing and initially administrating the Provost’s Faculty-Student Research Apprenticeship Program for Undergraduates. She enjoys contributing to graduate and commencement each year as a Faculty Marshall.
Professor Tangney received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. After teaching for two years at Bryn Mawr College, she joined the Psychology Department at George Mason University in 1988. A recipient of Mason’s Teaching Excellence Award, she strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.