Daniel McIntosh

Daniel N. McIntosh


Dean Emeritus

  • Faculty

What I do

I teach courses, work with students, and conduct research in social psychology, with a focus on emotions and the psychology of religion.


Emotion, Coping, Religion

Professional Biography

I am a social psychologist whose research and teaching focus on emotions, coping, and the psychology of religion using a variety of methods and populations.

After completing my PhD at the University of Michigan, I joined the department of psychology at DU in 1992. After promotion to full professor in 2007, I served as Director of the University’s Honors Program between 2008 and 2012, was chair of the Department of Psychology from 2012 to 2014, and was Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences from 2014 to 2021.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1992
  • MA, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989
  • BA, Psychology, University of Denver, 1987

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality


I study emotions, coping, and the psychology of religion using a variety of methods.

Areas of Research



  • Dean Emeritus, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Denver
  • William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award, University of Denver
  • United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, University of Denver
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver
  • Excellence in Education Award, Disability Services & Center for Academic Resources, University of Denver

Graduate Mentorship

​​​​​​Dr. McIntosh will be reviewing applications for fall 2024 admission.