Stephen M. Kosslyn

Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD, was most recently the founding dean and chief academic officer of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute. Previously, he served as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and as professor of psychology at Stanford University. He is also the former chair of the Department of Psychology, dean of social science, and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, at Harvard University. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD from Stanford University, both in psychology. His research has focused primarily on the nature of visual cognition, visual communication, and the science of learning; he has authored or coauthored 14 books and more than 300 papers on these topics. Stephen is a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Boyd McCandless Award, the National Academy of Sciences William O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research, the James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize of the Foundation Ipsen (France). He has honorary doctorates from the University of Caen, the University of Paris Descartes, and the University of Bern and has been elected to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.