Niall Bolger is a professor and former chair in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He has three primary research interests. Professor Bolger studies adjustment processes in close relationships using intensive longitudinal methods of experience, emotions, and physiology in daily life and laboratory studies of dyadic interaction. He also explores personality processes as they emerge in patterns of behaviors, emotions, and physiology in everyday life. His third research interest is in statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal and multilevel data. He teaches courses in linear and mixed models, experimental and observational research designs, and longitudinal data analysis.
Professor Bolger is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. He recently received the Methodological Innovator Award of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology for career contributions to bridging statistical methods and substantive research. He has served on the Social and Group Processes grant review panel of the National Institute of Mental Health and as associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes.