Christine B. Whelan, PhD, is a professor, author and journalist. She is a visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford for her research on the self-help industry and has held teaching positions at the University of Iowa and Princeton University. Dr. Whelan is the author of Marry Smart: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to True Love (Simon & Schuster, 2009) and Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women (Simon & Schuster, 2006). She has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the New York Times, among others. She writes a bi-weekly relationship advice column for BustedHalo, a young-adult website. She has appeared live on television and radio programs across the nation. Dr. Whelan, and her husband Peter Moyers, live and work in Pittsburgh, with their dictator cats, Chairman Meow and Evita Purrron.