Dr. Bjornsen grew up in multicultural central New Jersey. His mother’s ethnic heritage was German from immigrants who settled in Wisconsin. His father’s parents immigrated to the U.S., separately, in the early 1900s from Copenhagen, Denmark. He spent most of his youth playing sports, especially basketball and soccer, and traveling from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia. All of the above strongly affected his interest in cross-cultural psychology. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia with a B.S. in psychology in 1982, and received his Ph.D. in General Psychology in 1992. He taught for two years at a small college in Georgia before coming to Longwood University in 1995. To see all the cultural experiences Dr. B has had, click on Cultural Experience. To see his research, click on publications and presentations.