Speaking Archive

For an archive of media and appearances, see below.


April 6, 2009
Dr. Whelan LIVE on CBS’s “The Early Show” Click here to watch.


November 25, 2008
Thanksgiving Advice on Iowa Public Radio
Dr. Whelan live on The Exchange with Ben Kieffer.


November 18, 2008
Be Mindful in Your Relationships?
Dr. Whelan researches how Buddhist mindfulness can help your relationships.


November 14, 2008
Relationship Advice on Iowa Public Radio
Dr. Whelan live on The Exchange with Ben Kieffer.


July, 2008
COSMO cites Dr. Whelan’s research in a feature story on “Fascinating Facts about Rich Guys”


May 10, 2008
A man’s mother is the role model a woman must match if she wants to marry a high-achiever.
Dr. Whelan’s research makes international headlines.


May 7, 2008
Study: Mother is role model in son’s choice of wife. Reuters jumps on the University of Iowa press release about Dr. Whelan’s research, and newspapers worldwide pick up the story.


March, 2008
Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women, in the news.
Atlantic writer Lori Gottlieb cites the book in her piece, “Marry him!”


February 14, 2008
Quoted in USA Today
USA Today columnist Laura Vanderkam cites Dr. Whelan’s research in a Valentine’s Day op-ed.


February 12, 2008
Quoted in one of England’s top papers, The Daily Mail. Want to release your inner siren? Hit the books, says this popular column, citing Dr. Whelan’s research.


August, 2007
ELLE Feature!
ELLE cites Dr. Whelan’s “extensive research” in an cover-story feature titled: “The Pretenders: How Far Would You Go for Love? Some Women Downplay Their Intelligence and Success to Attract Men and Appear Less Intimidating. But the Cost May Be Greater Than Solitude.”


June, 2007
Women’s Health Feature!
Women’s Health cites Dr. Whelan in an cover-story feature on love and romance.


July 6, 2007
Close Encounters of the Engaged Kind
In “License to Wed,” which opened Wednesday, Robin Williams plays the “Reverend Frank,” a clergyman of unspecified denomination who puts his charges through a series of tests — including an exercise in the diapering of urinating robotic twins — to earn the right to marry. Off the silver screen, marriage preparation courses are about shared values rather than simulated disaster drills, and are increasingly popular.


November 29, 2006
Unwed-Birth Boom: Bad News
More American children are being born to unmarried mothers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us. Don’t let anyone convince you this is not bad news.


November 13, 2006
The Smart Woman Myth
Forget what you’ve been reading. Successful women are doing fine in the love-and-kids department.


November 3, 2006
Older and Wiser
We are finding spouses later in life. But the institution of marriage is doing just fine.



KCRG News Iowa at 10 p.m.:
November 26, 2008
Prof. Whelan on the intersection of religion and weight loss this Thanksgiving
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The Rotary Club of Kalona:
June 26, 2008
Dr. Whelan addresses the Old Sertoma Club to discuss her research.

The Rotary Club of Kalona:
May 27, 2008
Dr. Whelan addresses the Kalona Rotary Club: Do men marry their mothers?
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The Exchange: Iowa Public Radio
May 9, 2008
Dr. Whelan talks about her new research live from Java House in Iowa City

The Rotary Club of Iowa City:
December 6, 2007
Dr. Whelan addresses the Iowa City Rotary Club: Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women makes a great holiday gift!
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Wisconsin Public Radio with Kathleen Dunn:
November 30, 2007
Prof. Whelan responds to Maureen Dowd’s recent column “Should Hillary Pretend to Be a Flight Attendant?” with some good news for smart, successful women–of all political colors.

Organization of Women Leaders, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ:
June 2, 2007
Dr. Whelan goes back to her alma mater to spread the good news about SWANS.

Conservative Women’s Network, Washington, DC:
May 18, 2007
Smart men do marry smart women! Dr. Whelan addresses a group of young professionals in DC.

Weekend Today in New York, New York City:
February 24, 2007
Dr. Whelan discusses dating and marriage trends LIVE on this top-rated morning show.

Columbia Business School, Women in Business Conference, New York City:
February 23, 2007
Christine will join keynote speaker Martha Stewart to discuss work-life issues at this prestigious conference.
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Princeton University, Princeton, NJ:
February 16, 2007
Dr. Whelan will be the keynote speaker at an academic conference on sexuality and marriage in the United States. More details to follow.
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Step Up Women’s Network talk at Barnes & Noble, New York City:
December 12, 2006
Step-Up Women’s Network, a terrific organization, will sponsor a talk and book signing as the Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women tour continues! Join us at the Chelsea Barnes & Noble bookstore — 675 6th Avenue — in New York City. Everyone is welcome!
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Success Talk Radio/ “Relationships for Life”:
December 11, 2006
Dr. Whelan speaks to hosts Joseph P. Dooley, Ph.D and Sabra Brock, Ph.D.

Bay Area Focus — KBHK-TV San Francisco:
December 10, 2006
Susan Sikora and Dr. Whelan give advice to SWANS for the holidays.

The Pete Wilson Show – KGO-AM San Francisco:
December 7, 2006
It’s the #1 radio show in San Francisco and Dr. Whelan is taking calls for an hour!

Princeton University Store, Princeton, NJ:
December 6, 2006
The Princeton University Store will host Dr. Christine Whelan for a talk and book signing. As a Princeton alum, we hope this will be a big turnout!

CNN Headline News — The Glenn Beck Show:
November 29, 2006
Dr. Whelan speaks with Glenn Beck about the increase in unwed mothers — and her op-ed that day in the New York Post

CN8’s “Your Morning” — LIVE:
November 27, 2006
Dr. Whelan spreads good news to SWANS on the East Coast.

LIVE with Eric Kuhn & Company:
November 20, 2006
Dr. Whelan speaks to single radio host Eric Kuhn about the best ways he can go in search of SWANS.

KFXA-TV Morning News, LIVE from Iowa City, IA:
November 20, 2006
SWANS in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids get good news in four separate segments on this popular morning show.

Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA:
November 17, 2006
Prairie Lights, a nationally esteemed independent bookseller, will host Dr. Christine Whelan for a talk and book signing. Writers like David Sedaris, Garrison Keilor, James Reston and Calvin Trillin have spoken at Prairie Lights, so she’s in good company!
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Fox Speakers Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore: Philadelphia, PA:
November 14, 2006
Christine will speak and sign books at an event hosted by the Fox Leadership program at Penn.

Independent Women’s Forum: Washington, DC:
November 2, 2006
Dr. Whelan speaks in the ballroom of the Heldreth Building in Washington, D.C. This will be a large event hosted by the Independent Women’s Forum.
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The Oxonian Society, New York City:
October 30, 2006
Step aside, Maureen Dowd. In Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women Christine Whelan brings good news and a positive, encouraging message to smart, successful women looking for love. Dr. Whelan is a graduate of Oxford and Princeton, and will address the Society and shatter the myth that successful women are destined for spinsterhood. SWANS — Strong Women Achievers, No Spouse — have been fed bad news and out-of-date advice by media pundits (and well-meaning but misguided relatives). Now, with powerhouse research, personal stories and new, unpublished survey data, Dr. Whelan will liberate ambitious women, allowing them to enjoy their single years, confident the odds of finding happiness are on their side.
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PBS’s To the Contrary: Washington, DC:
November 3, 2006
Dr. Whelan joins To the Contrary for a discussion of issues from a variety of women’s perspectives. Be sure to tune in to hear Dr. Whelan speak to SWANS nationwide.
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Fox-TV’s Good Day New York: New York City:
October 17, 2006
Dr. Whelan will appear live on one of New York’s most popular morning shows. Tune in!

Good Morning America, New York City:
October 16, 2006
It’s the official publication launch… and she’s off to a great start. A live interview with Robin Roberts!

KXAS-TV “DFW Today”, Fort Worth, TX:
October 13, 2006
Interview with NBC’s Fort Worth affiliate about SWANS: Strong Women Achievers, No Spouse

KDFW-TV, “Fox 4 Good Day” Dallas, TX:
October 13, 2006
Live on Dallas’s morning show!

The Texas Conference for Women, Austin, TX:
October 12, 2006
Dr. Whelan will address more than 1,000 women on a work—life balance panel. Martha Stewart is a confirmed speaker as well — it should be a huge turnout!
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