Michael Lovaglia, Ph.D.


Spring 2024 Office Hours:
M: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
W: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
By appointment

Michael Lovaglia's interests include social psychology, especially power and status processes, the reciprocal effects of evolution and physiology on social behavior, social factors that affect academic performance, theory construction, and the sociology of science. Current research projects involve power in exchange networks, group process effects on IQ scores, the effects of emotions on status processes, and explaining why more women than men now attend colleges and universities. A new project, Best Schools for Athletes, investigates how schools can promote athletic and academic excellence without compromising either goal.

Michael Lovaglia CV

Research areas
  • Stratification
  • Complex Organizations
  • Social Psychology
Michael Lovaglia
Ph.D., Stanford University
Contact Information

400W North Hall (NH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States