About the Author

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors SirgyM. Joseph Sirgy is a management psychologist (PhD, University of Massachusetts, 1979) and Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has published extensively in quality-of-life (QOL) research. He is the author/editor of many books related to quality-of-life and well-being research. He received several awards from the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS): Distinguished Fellow Award, Distinguished QOL Researcher Award (for research excellence and a record of lifetime achievement in QOL research), and Excellence in Service (for long-time service to ISQOLS). He was also awarded the EuroMed Management Research Award for outstanding achievements and groundbreaking contributions to well-being and quality-of-life research. E-Mail: sirgy@vt.edu.