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Chrisanna Northrup

is the creator of The Normal Bar project, and one of the book's co-authors. She thinks of herself as a typical woman in a long-term marriage who is on a quest to determine what is normal in today's relationships. Chrisanna has brought together a highly credentialed team of experts to discover how the rest of the world survives and thrives in relationships.

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Pepper Schwartz

is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. She is a co-author of The Normal Bar and national Love & Relationship Expert & Ambassador for AARP and She is the author of 16 books (the latest of which is Prime: Adventures and Advice on Love, Sex and the Sensual Years, HarperCollins, 2007). She is Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and wrote the "Sex and Health" column for Glamour magazine for seven years. She blogs for,,, and the Seattle Post Intelligencer. She has appeared on such television programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Dateline and Dr. Phil, and Lifetime.

James Witte

is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University; he received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He is The Normal Bar's third co-author. His expertise includes survey research methods, the sociology of the Internet, and the study of economy and society, family and statistics. He is the co-creator of OnQ (On-line Questionnaire Survey).

Our Team

Roy P. Pargas

is a Professor with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Pargas is our lead programmer. His expertise includes co-creator of the highly successful and widely used (On-line Questionnaire Survey).

Stacy D'Aguiar

Born in Washington D.C., D'Aguiar became an artist at an early age. Besides illustrating for The Normal Bar, she creates fabulous works on canvas, metal and wood. Her passion for life and nature continues to inspire her point of view and achieve the versatility to work across a spectrum ranging from surrealism to abstract. You can view more of her work at

Glenn Bautista

is a Technology Consultant in various industries assisting The Normal Bar with its software development and technology.
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