Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D.

Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute ( and Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University (  Dr. Shealy works with the IBAVI’s Executive and Advisory Boards to lead and coordinate a wide range of scholarly, educational, and service projects, activities, and partnerships with individuals and organizations in the United States and internationally, including Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self, a three-year research-to-practice summit series hosted by James Madison University (

Dr. Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through Equilintegration Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – has been featured in a wide range of publications and scholarly forums, including an edited volume on “beliefs and values” with Springer Publishing ( as well as invited presentations in the United  States and internationally (e.g., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Bombay, India; Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia; Centre for the Sociology of Culture at Kazan State University, Russia).  The BEVI is used in multiple settings and contexts (e.g., clinical, education, forensic, leadership, organizational) as well as the six-year, multi-institution Forum BEVI Project, which assessed the processes and outcomes of international, multicultural, and transformative learning (  Drs. Shealy and Merry Bullock, Senior Director of APA’s Office of International Affairs, also co-edit Going Global: How Psychology and Psychologists Can Meet a World of Need, a forthcoming volume from APA Books, which features the work of leading psychologists in the U.S. and internationally.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Shealy is 2016 President Elect of the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychotherapy, a Madison Scholar at James Madison University, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.