Dr. Clay Routledge is Vice President of Research and Director of the Human Flourishing Lab at the Archbridge Institute and coeditor of Profectus, a magazine on human progress and flourishing. He is also a visiting fellow with the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange at the Mercatus Center.
As a leading expert in existential psychology, Clay’s work focuses on helping people reach their full potential and build meaningful lives. Prior to joining the Archbridge Institute, Clay spent two decades in academia as a professor of psychology, professor of management, and distinguished professor of business. During that time, he taught undergraduate, MBA, and PhD courses in social and personality psychology, cultural psychology, research methods, and team leadership. He also published more than 100 academic papers, co-edited three books, authored two books, and received numerous awards for his scholarly research and student mentorship. His work has been covered by many media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Washington Times, CBS News, ABC News, BBC News, CNN, NPR, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, National Geographic, HGTV, Men’s Health, Wired, Forbes, The Hill, and many others.
Clay has also authored dozens of articles for popular outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, National Review, Washington Examiner, The Hill, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Harvard Business Review. He also wrote the documentary short film Why do We Feel Nostalgia? He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and podcasts such as NBC Today, Science Friday, NPR Morning Edition, The Jordan Peterson Podcast, The Strategic Financial Leadership Podcast, Economics for Entrepreneurs, The Human Progress Podcast, and The Art of Manliness. He has also appeared in a number of documentary programs including The Overview from NBC Peacock, The Benefits of Being Nostalgic from BBC Reel, and The Well from Big Think.