Dr. Mattingly earned his B.A. (2001) in Psychology from the University of Louisville, and his M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) in Social Psychology with a minor in Research Methodology from Saint Louis University. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Louis University during the 2008-2009 year. He is an experimental social psychology by training, and broadly defined, his research examines the intersection of romantic relationships and the self. Since arriving at Ashland University in 2009, he has published 17 journal articles in journals such as Personal Relationships, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, and Current Psychology.