Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at Buena Vista University. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology in 2004 from Purdue University. Her areas of research expertise are gender stereotypes and romantic relationships, focusing specifically on positive and negative predictors of relationship stability over time. In her final year of graduate school, Dr. Goodfriend received both the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award for her research. Since then, she has been nominated for and won several more research and teaching awards.