Linda J. Skitka is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Skitka's research bridges a number of areas of inquiry including social, political, and moral psychology. She has authored or co-authored papers in these areas for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Justice Research, and Political Psychology. She is best known for her research into justice and fairness, moral conviction, and political reasoning. She served as president of the International Society for Justice Research from 2006–2008, is currently serving on the executive committee for the Society for Experimental Social Psychology,and is chairperson of a consortium of professional societies that have collaborated to launch a new scholarly short-reports journal in social and personality psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science . Skitka is also on numerous editorial boards for academic journals, has received research funding from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and has won several awards for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research. Skitka received her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her M.A. and PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.