Stephen holds a BA from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s from Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and a PhD from the University of Maryland, where he analyzed the dynamics of behavioral change over time. Dr. Wendel is a behavioral social scientist who studies how digital products can help individuals manage their money more effectively.
He currently serves as the Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research.
Morningstar, is a team of behavioral scientists and practitioners to conduct original research on savings and investing behavior, applies behavioral insights to Morningstar’s products and services.
Stephen has authored three books on applied behavioral science: Designing for Behavior