Robert S. Feldman named interim Dean of the College of Education

On February 9, Provost Katherine S. Newman announced the appointment of Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman as interim Dean of the College of Education following the decision of Christine B. McCormick to step down from her position as dean after eleven years of service to the college.

Feldman, a renowned social psychologist with extensive interests in education, was dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for five years before becoming deputy chancellor. He was director of undergraduate studies in the department of psychology, where he initiated the Research and Mentoring Program. Feldman regularly taught introductory psychology to classes ranging in size from 20 to nearly 500 students, as well as honors classes for incoming first-year students. He has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow, and he frequently gives talks on the use of technology in teaching and the characteristics of first-year students. He founded and continues to direct Power-Up for Success, a first-year experience course for students.

Feldman’s books include The Liar in Your Life, Understanding Psychology, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior, Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children, Social Psychology, Development Across the Life Span, Child Development, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. More than two million students worldwide have used his textbooks.  His research interests include honesty and deception and impression management. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and the College Distinguished Teacher Award.

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