Wayne Viney received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1964. He is currently professor of Psychology at Colorado State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the History of Psychology and in the Psychology of Religion. He has published extensively in the History of Psychology and has served as President of Division 26 (History of Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. More recently he has served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and in The American Psychological Society. He is also a member of the History of Science Society. His major research interests are in the psychology and philosophy of William James and the problem of authority as it pertains to human knowledge.
Wayne Viney is the father of two sons, Donald Wayne Viney and Michael David Viney. He resides with his wife Wynona Viney in Fort Collins, Colorado.