Roger Poppen - Biography


Roger was born in South Dakota in 1940 and raised in the Washington D.C. area.  He spent most of the '60s in northern California, but missed out on that whole hippie/psychedelic thing.  He tried to make up for it in the riotous '70s in southern Illinois, and somehow survived to curmudgeonly old age.


Roger obtained his Bachelor's degree from the Universitiy of Maryland (Go Terps!) and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (Go Cardinal!).


Beginning his career at NIMH, Roger joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University (Go Salukis!) in 1970, where he became professor and coordinator of the Behavior Analysis & Therapy Program (Go B.F. Skinner!).  In addition to many journal articles and professional presentations, he authored two books: Joseph Wolpeis the biography of the pioneering founder of behavior therapy; Behavioral Relaxation Training & Assessment describes and evaluates stress-management techniques.