Jeffery Jensen Arnett

Research Professor
Department of Psychology at Clark University

Expert: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has also taught at the University of Missouri.

During 2005 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the author of the book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties, now in its 2nd edition, published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. He is also the Founding President and Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (

Arnett has two children, twins Miles and Paris, born in 1999, and his wife, Lene Jensen, is also a professor at Clark. He has appeared on national television and frequently in print media, including a cover story in the New York Times Sunday magazine in August, 2010. His book (with Elizabeth Fishel) for parents of emerging adults, Getting to 30: A Parents Guide to the Twentysomething Years, was published in 2014. For more information, see