About Jim Weinrich, Ph.D.


Background and Training

My career has had four major phases: Math, Biology, Internet, and finally Psychology.

At Princeton I majored in Mathematics and wrote my senior thesis on a mathematical model in biology.

In Harvard's Biology department I was the first graduate student of Robert Trivers. My thesis was on social class differences in heterosexual reproductive strategy and evolutionary models of homosexuality.

After getting my doctorate I had a 3-year fellowship with the Society of Fellows, Harvard University.

A postdoctoral training fellowship followed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where I worked for the late pioneering sexologist John Money.

Returning to Boston, I worked for Richard Pillard at the Family Studies Laboratory at the Boston University School of Medicine.

In 1987 I moved to San Diego to take a position running an NIMH-funded grant on AIDS and the brain, working for Igor Grant at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In 1990 this project became the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), and I was its founding Center Manager and Data Manager. I worked there until 2000, by which time I had obtained my own grant funding and was Principal Investigator of the HNRC’s Sexology Project. Then I left UCSD to become an independent Internet consultant and entrepreneur.

In 2006 I returned to the academic world and began teaching Human Sexuality at three local community colleges. After discovering that I liked teaching, I went back to school at San Diego State University in order to obtain a Master’s degree in the discipline I was teaching (namely, Psychology). Now that that degree has been awarded, I’ve begun teaching many other Psych classes, such as Psych 101, Developmental Psychology, Statistical Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biological Psychology.

contact info




8800 Grossmont

   College Drive

El Cajon CA 92020


Undergraduate B.A.

Princeton University


Graduate Ph.D.

Harvard University


Graduate M.A.

San Diego State Univ.


Job history

Adjunct Faculty

San Diego State Univ.

Grossmont College

Miramar College

Southwestern College

San Diego City College

National University

Research Faculty

UC San Diego

Boston University

Johns Hopkins Univ.

online course

Psychology 134