An internationally known Christian psychologist, award-winning author and New York Times bestselling author of "Have A New Kid by Friday," Dr. Kevin Leman, will make two appearances in Chautauqua County this month.
Leman, a Williamsville native, will appear at Jamestown Community College Scharmann Theater on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. during Lutheran's "Best of Times" seminar series as well as speak at Chautauqua Institution today from 7-8 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.
According to Leman, his presentation during Lutheran's "Best of Times" seminar series will feature his book, "Making Sense of the Men and Women In Your Life."
"I'm going to talk about understanding the man or woman in your life," said Leman. "So, we'll take a look at why women are weird and men are strange. We put men on the moon in 1969, and you would think by now that men understand women and women understand men, but I'm here to tell you that they don't. If you look at the divorce rate, it's an indication that we're not doing it well. So, we're going to talk about how to understand how a man thinks, and I always say to think of a man like a 4-year-old who shaves because they are the simple ones of the gender. And, women speak a language that most of us as men don't have a clue as to what they are saying."
Leman attended North Park University. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Arizona, where he later earned his master's and doctorate degrees. He is the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Arizona, and he is also the recipient of the 1993 Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by North Park University.
He is a charter faculty member of iQuestions.com., an online resource where experts provide answers to "life's toughest questions." Leman's professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Leman has made house calls for "Focus on the Family" as well as hundreds of radio and television programs including NBC's "TODAY show," CBS' "The Early Show," "Fox and Friends," "Oprah" and "The View." He has served as a consulting family psychologist for ABC's "Good Morning America."
Leman is the founder and president of "Couples of Promise," an organization designed and committed to helping couples remain happily married. He conducts an annual cruise for couples only.
The author of 42 books, some of Leman's best-selling titles include: "Have a New Kid by Friday," "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours," "The Way of the Wise," "Have a New You By Friday" and "The Birth Order Book." A number of Leman's books are on DVD.
Leman is the co-author with his son, Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books including the award-winning "My Adopted Child, There's No One Like You."
A native of Williamsville, he and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Ariz. They have five children and two grandchildren. For more information about Leman, visit www.drleman.com or www.birthorderguy.com.
Leman's presentation during Lutheran's "Best of Times" seminar series will be held at the Jamestown Community College Scharmann Theater. For more information or to register call Lutheran at 720-9122 or visit www.lutheran-jamestown.org.
Leman's topic for his speech at Chautauqua Institution is " Why You Are the Way You Are - Why Your Birth Order Matters." It is sponsored by the Chautauqua Christian Fellowship and co-sponsored by the Chautauqua Department of Religion. There is a fee to enter Chautauqua Institution and a parking fee. There is no extra charge to attend Leman's program once inside Chautauqua Institution. For more information call 800-836-2787 or visit www.ciweb.org.