President and CEO
Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an attorney, currently serves as the President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired.
Dr. Robertshaw, a national speaker and humorist, is known throughout the nation as “Dr. Humor”®. His review of research led him to conclude that, “15 percent of people in America are humor impaired and another 15 percent are ‘at risk,’ and it’s no laughing matter.” As a result of his review, he founded the Association in 1990.
Dr. Robertshaw has presented to over 1,100 business, government, healthcare, and education organizations in 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces.
The Mission Statement of the Association
Free Association Membership
Free membership in the National Association for the Humor Impaired is open to all interested persons who send a description of the funniest true story that happened to them or someone they know. The story has to be a real event and not fiction or a joke.
The free membership kit includes:
The Association currently has over 16,000 members worldwide.
National Media Interest
Articles and stories about the work of Dr. Humor and the
National Association for the Humor Impaired have appeared in 167
newspapers (including the New York Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune), and magazines such as: Family
Circle, Mature Outlook, Commerce Now, Wisconsin Trails, and Wisconsin
Lawyer. Dr. Humor has been a featured guest on 134 talk radio
interviews coast to coast, and appeared on six television shows.
Book: “Dear Dr. Humor”
Dr. Robertshaw has published a book entitled, “Dear Dr.
Humor: A Collection of Humorous Stories for All Occasions” which is now
in its’ seventh printing. It is a collection of wonderfully funny true
stories that have happened to people (many of the selections have come
from stories submitted for membership). Robertshaw contends that real
funny stories are much richer and more powerful than jokes. Robertshaw
says, “jokes provide an instant burst of laughter, but these true
stories stay with you much longer and provide humor from the heartyou will find yourself two or three days later still laughing inside.”
The Daily Prayer of the Association
God, grant me the laughter
- Dr. Humor
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