Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis

Roger Kreuz is an Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He earned his graduate degrees in psychology at Princeton University. Dr. Kreuz conducts research on discourse, pragmatics, and nonliteral language. He is the coauthor (with Richard Roberts) of "Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language," "Getting Through: The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-Cultural Communication," and "Changing Minds: How Aging Affects Language and How Language Affects Aging" (all published by the MIT Press). A book on irony and sarcasm was published in February 2020.


  • 1988–present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis
  • 2014–present
    Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Memphis


  • 1987 
    Princeton University, PhD
  • 1985 
    Princeton University, MA

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Psychonomic Society
  • Charter Member, Association for Psychological Science