Campus Community Invited to Honor Retiring Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman

Robert S. Feldman
Robert S. Feldman

The campus community is invited to join Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to honor retiring Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman on April 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.

Feldman, who is also serving as interim dean of the College of Education, announced in February that he will retire in June after close to 40 years at UMass Amherst. 

In an email to the campus community at the time of the announcement, Subbaswamy wrote, “Bob has served the entire university extraordinarily well during his long career. … His expertise, leadership and deep knowledge of this campus have been extraordinarily valuable to me as we have worked to raise the profile of the university nationally and internationally.”

Feldman’s work on campus includes five years as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where he put in place the building blocks for the Institute for Social Science Research and the Computational Social Science Initiative.

As a member of the department of psychological and brain sciences, where he spent most of his UMass Amherst career, Feldman focused his research on explaining everyday lying and deception. He wrote a number of college textbooks, including a seminal introductory psychology text that is now in its 13th edition.