Stephen Kosslyn

  • Minerva School of Arts and Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute

Stephen Kosslyn is the founding dean of the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. He served as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and was previously chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Steve’s research has focused on the nature of visual cognition, visual communication, and individual differences; he has authored or coauthored 14 books and over 300 papers on these topics. His most recent book, co-authored with G. Wayne Miller, is Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think (2013). Steve has received numerous honors, including the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three honorary Doctorates (University of Caen, University of Paris Descartes, Bern University), and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford.