Dr. Chris Stout
PsyD, PhD, DTech
Dr. Chris Stout
Dr. Chris Stout is a licensed clinical psychologist and international humanitarian with a diverse background in various domains. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, Executive Producer and Host of the popular “Living a Life in Full” podcast. He was a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois and prior to that he held an academic appointment at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He served as a NGO Special Representative to the United Nations, and he holds the distinction of being one of only 100 world-wide leaders appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and was an Invited Faculty at the Annual Meeting in Davos.
Dr. Stout has lectured across the nation and internationally in over 20 countries, and visited 6 continents and over 100 countries. He was noted as being “one of the most frequently cited psychologists in the scientific literature.” He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, past-President of the Illinois Psychological Association, and is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He is a Best Selling Author having published 38 books. His works have been translated into 8 languages. He is a recipient of four Humanitarian Awards and four additional honorary doctorates. He is a popular LinkedIn Influencer nearing a half-million followers and has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, and Oprah. He was listed in Fast Co.’s Global Fast 50 nominees and in TED Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who, 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” He balances all his academic and humanitarian efforts with time with his family and ultra-running, adventure sports, and climbing (having summited 3 of the world’s 7 Summits).