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Dr. Kelly Neff

Dr Kelly Neff is a social psychologist, professor, futurist, author and talk-radio personality who has electrified the transformational media world with her unique focus on the intersection of psychology, consciousness, and human sexuality.

An academically trained research psychologist, she received her B.A. (2004) in Psychology magna sum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University and her M.A. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She spent nearly a decade as an associate professor of psychology, teaching both online and in-person Psychology of Human Sexuality courses at Saddleback College in California.

A millennial disrupter with a commitment to the exploring leading edge of psychology and technology, she wrote her first book, Teaching Psychology Online in 2013. Her hit show Lucid Planet Radio has attracted expert guests across the sciences, popular culture and esoteric traditions and has been streamed to hundreds of thousands of ears across the globe since it hit the airwaves in 2015.

Her newest effort, Sex Positive (2020), epitomizes her desire to empower sexual freedom, inspire healing, and improve people’s relationships by fusing cutting-edge scientific findings with Eastern philosophies and her own deeply personal insights. She currently resides in Colorado with her long-term primary partner James. When she’s not writing or podcasting, you can find Dr. Kelly and James running large format audio at festivals across the country with their company, Awaken the Night.