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Paul J. Chara Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Contact Information

Nazareth Hall, N3216
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Paul Chara's teaching experience includes the University of Tennessee (1979–82), Oral Roberts University (1982–87), Loras College (1987–2000), and University of Northwestern (2000–present).

He has four children: Christian, Karston, Kristof, and Kristiana.

Specialty Areas

  • Psychological-Historical Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Lifespan and Interpersonal Psychology

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., General-Experimental Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
M.S., Psychology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
B.A., Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Professional Accomplishments


  • Understanding life span psychology: A topical approach.
  • The art of virtue
  • Amy Elizabeth goes to play therapy
  • Allergy busters
  • Sensory smarts
  • A safe place for Caleb


  • Several dozen, primarily in psychology and history

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