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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 currently writing a book on miscommunication.


  • 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


  • 2020
    Irony and Sarcasm, MIT Press
  • 2019
    Changing Minds: How Aging Affects Language and How Language Affects Aging, MIT Press
  • 2017
    Getting Through: The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-cultural Communication, MIT Press
  • 2015
    Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language, MIT Press

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Psychonomic Society
  • Fellow, Society for Text and Discourse
  • Fellow and Charter Member, Association for Psychological Science