John Klatt, PhD currently serves as the assistant dean for Student Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW – Madison. In this role, John oversees co-curricular programming and college-wide student development initiatives. John’s research interests center on understanding human potential and human well-being, particularly in the face of adversity.
John has explored the psychological construct of forgiveness to understand well-being and achievement in both youth and adults. He has also explored factors that contribute to success as students’ transition from secondary school to a university. His research integrates educational, developmental, and counseling psychology and uses a variety of investigatory methods.