Dr. Christine B. Whelan is an author, speaker and professor. She 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), the first books to shatter the myth of success and spinsterhood -- and offer practical advice geared toward SWANS®: Strong Women Achievers, No Spouse. She is currently under contract with Templeton Press for a book about how old-school self-help can remind Millennials of core virtues, while also giving them the tools they need to succeed in a tough business climate.
Dr. Whelan earned a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford and has held teaching positions at Princeton University in the Sociology and Politics departments, and at the University of Iowa. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at The University of Pittsburgh.
She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Post among others. She writes a biweekly relationship advice column for BustedHalo, a young-adult website. She has appeared live on television programs and radio programs across the nation, including Good Morning America and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.