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James Houran, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology

“Dr. Jim” is an author, public speaker, and a 15-year veteran in the field of research and clinical psychology. A recognized expert on the psychology of compatibility and online testing, Dr. Jim also has a deep history in general psychological research and is an accomplished author, with work published in some of the most respected psychology and psychiatry journals. His research has been featured by numerous media outlets and programs worldwide, including the Discovery Channel, A&E, BBC, NBC’s Today show, Wilson Quarterly, USA Today, New Scientist, Psychology Today, and Rolling Stone.

Previously, Dr. Jim served as the Chief Psychology Officer for– an online relationship service – where he developed several proprietary online instruments to assess long-term compatibility, helped build the content and identity of the True U Magazine, as well as helped bring professional testing standards to cyberspace.

Before, Houran served as an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, and worked as a therapist and personality researcher. He received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Adelaide and completed extracurricular graduate work for the psychology department of the University of Illinois, Springfield, where he received his master’s in clinical psychology. Dr. Houran received a bachelor’s in psychology from Benedictine University.

Currently, Dr. Jim is the President of at HVS International – the preeminent global provider of hospitality consulting services. There, he spearheads the team of experts who provide clients with assessment tools that facilitate effective and efficient HR screening, selection, and training. In addition to providing professional guidance to members, his responsibilities include managing the company’s assessment tests, educating audiences and conducting research on employer-employee relationships in the hospitality industry.

For Online Dating Magazine, Dr. Jim serves as a columnist, feature writer, and spokesperson.

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