Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She holds a M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. She has received many awards, including the Matrix Award for Achievement in Education and the International Women’s Forum Award in Career Achievement in Washington state. She has made frequent appearances on radio and national television, including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Dateline NBC, The BBC, Politically Incorrect and Good Morning America.
A New York Times best-selling author, her books include The Gender of Sexuality, The Great Sex Weekend, American Couples, Love Between Equals: How Peer Marriage Really Works, and Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong? Twenty-Five Relationship Myths Redefined to Achieve Happiness and Fulfillment in Your Intimate Life. Dr. Schwartz has written the monthly column “Sex and Health” for Glamour Magazine, with coauthor Dr. Janet Lever, for more than seven years, as well as a weekly column called “Sex.Net with Dr. Pepper” for Microsoft Corporation’s One Click Away.