Don Clifton’s Legacy
A popular professor of education psychology and researcher examining strengths at Nebraska, Dr. Donald O. Clifton is recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and Grandfather of Positive Psychology. He was chairman of Selection Research Inc. and later chairman of Gallup. His research led to the CliftonStrengths® assessment.
His passion was centered around the question, “What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?”
Mark Pogue’s Service
Founding Executive Director Mark Pogue provided a guiding vision that launched the Clifton Strengths Institute at Nebraska Business. He spearheaded the integration of CliftonStrengths® at the college to maximize the talent in every business student.