Jennifer Lodi-Smith

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor of Psychology

Pronouns: she/her

jen lodi smith canisius

Ph.D. Personality Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.A. Psychology, College of William and Mary, 2003
B.A. Psychology and Philosophy, College of William and Mary, 2001

HS 209B, BA103, SH1016E

Dr. Lodi-Smith is a personality psychologist with a passion for understanding the patterns, mechanisms, and outcomes of personality development across the lifespan in normative aging and in the context of autism spectrum disorder. She co-directs the Aging and Autism Study and the Rochester Adult Longitudinal Study. She also serves the college as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs where she focuses on faculty development and support of the student experience. She serves the profession as secretary/treasurer for the Association for Research in Personality. Please visit to learn more.


Google Scholar Profile

Lodi-Smith, J., Rodgers, J.D., Kozlowski, K.F., Khan, S., Marquez Luna, V., Long, C., Donnelly, J.P., Lopata, C., & Thomeer, M.L. (in press). Autism characteristics and self-reported health in older adulthood. In press at The Journals of Gerontology, Series B.

Lodi-Smith, J., Rodgers, J.D., Marquez Luna, V., Khan, S., Long, C., Kozlowski, K.F., Donnelly, J.P., Lopata, C., & Thomeer, M.L. (2021). The relationship of age to the Autism-Spectrum Quotient Scale in a large sample of adults. Autism in Adulthood, 3, 147-156.

Lodi-Smith, J., Ponterio, E.J., Newton, N.J., Poulin, M.J., Baranski, E., Whitbourne, S.K. (2021). The co-development of generativity and well-being into early late life. Psychology and Aging, 36, 299-308.

Mitchell, L., Lodi-Smith, J., Baranski, E., & Whibourne, S.K. (2021). Implications of college-age identity resolution for intimacy, generativity, and integrity across adulthood. In press at Psychology and Aging, 36, 545-556.

Weston, S. J., Hill, P., Cardador, T., Schwaba, T., Lodi-Smith, J., Baranski, E., & Whitbourne, S.K. (2021). The relationship between sense of purpose and career success: Examining linkages, changes, and moderators. Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 76, 78-87.

Lodi-Smith, J., Rodgers, J.D., Cunningham, S., Lopata, C., & Thomeer, M.L. (2019). Meta-analysis of Big Five personality traits in autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 23, 556-565.

Lodi-Smith, J. & DeMarree, K. (Eds). (2018). Self-Concept Clarity: Perspectives on Assessment, Research, and Application. New York: Springer Press.

Lodi-Smith, J., Cologgi, K., Spain, S.M., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). Development of identity clarity and content in adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 755-768.

Adler, J., Lodi-Smith, J., Philippe, F., & Houle, I. (2016). The incremental validity of narrative identity in predicting psychological well-being: A review of the field and recommendations for the future. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20, 142-175.