Robert S. Feldman, Professor of Psychological and Brain Science, and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Robert S. Feldman is a Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he has taught classes ranging in size from 10 to nearly 500 students. During the course of his career as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Feldman received a BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University (from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award). He has an MS and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 250 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited [i]Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children,[/i] [i]Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research,[/i] and [i]The First Year of College[/i]. He is also author of [i]Development Across the Life Span,[/i] [i]Understanding Psychology,[/i] and [i]P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life[/i]. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. He is also past President of the Federation of Associations in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation, an organization that promotes the social sciences, and he is chair of the Board of Directors of New England Public Media, the combined public radio and television stations in western New England.