Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

Claude Steele, professor emeritus in the social sciences at Stanford University, has received the Legacy Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. The Legacy Award honors figures whose career contributions have shaped the field. The Society of Personality and Social Psychology is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. With over 7,500 members, the organization strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.

In 2014, Professor Steele was appointed provost at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Steele was dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Before becoming dean, Professor Steele served for two years as provost at Columbia University in New York City. Professor Steele was a member of the Stanford faculty from 1991 to 2009. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 1991, he taught at the University of Utah, the University of Washington, and the University of Michigan.

Professor Steele is perhaps best known for his work on the underperformance of minority students due to stereotype threat. He is the author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (W.W. Norton, 2010).

Professor Steele is a graduate of Hiram College in Ohio and earned a Ph.D. at Ohio State University.


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  1. Michael says:

    What I find so hypocritical of Claud Steele and many other so-called Black academics who build their careers on pontificating “Black this and Black that” all the while being married to White women. Talk about being a walk contradiction.

  2. Bob says:

    Come on Man.. Come out of the Dark Ages and get a life. “So-called” What books and research have you conducted? “What has Love got to do with it?”

  3. Michael says:

    Hey Bob,

    Your febblelminded response is indiciative of years of miseducation under the guise of neoliberal education. Let’s be clear “Bobby”! You need to recognize there’s no positive correlation between the number of 2nd rate books or research you or Claud publish and the true freedom of native born Black Americans. In case you didn’t know this fact “Bobby” is that the so-called Black American community have more BA’s MA’s, JD’s, MBA’s, MD’s, and even PhD’s now as compared to 30-40 years ago. Yet, the overall life outcomes for the so-called Black community is WORSE today. Therefore “Bobby”, you can spare me with the “books and research” bloviating because it qualifies as meaningless dribble.

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