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Alexa Tullett:

Alexa Tullett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at Duke University. She earned her BS from the University of Western Ontario and her MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Her two main areas of research focus on empathy and belief.

Alison Ledgerwood:

Alison Ledgerwood is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. She received a BA from Amherst College and an MA and PhD from New York University. Dr. Ledgerwood is the principal investigator for the Attitudes and Group Identity Lab at UC Davis. She is an associate editor for Perspectives on Psychological Science and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Social Cognition.

Alison Renteln:

Alison Renteln is a Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She received her BA from Harvard University, her MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, and her JD from USC. Previously, she served as a Fall 2013 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Arthur Lupia:

Arthur Lupia is a Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is a founder of TESS (Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences) and serves as the lead principal investigator for the EITM Institute. He is the Chair of the National Academy of Science’s Roundtable of the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Research, an executive member of the Board of Directors of Climate Central, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Science and Education.

Bo Shao:

Bo Shao is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Matrix Partners China, a venture capital firm. He earned his BA and MBA from Harvard University. Prior to his current position, Mr. Shao was the founder and CEO of EachNet, which became the dominant consumer e-commerce company in China under his leadership and was acquired by eBay in 2003. Mr. Shao is the recipient of awards including Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum and Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 by Asian Venture Capital Journal.

Brian Nosek:

Brian Nosek is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received a PhD in from Yale University. He is a co-founder of Project Implicit and the Center for Open Science. His research is primarily about implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, automaticity, social judgment and decision-making, attitudes, beliefs, ideology, morality, identity, memory, and barriers to innovation.

Byron Reeves:

Byron Reeves is a Paul C. Edwards Professor in the Department of Communications at Stanford University. He is the co-founder and faculty co-director of the H-STAR Institute (Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research) and its industrial affiliate program, Media X. Currently, he serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).

Carlos Navarrete:

Carlos Navarrete is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MA from California State University, Fullerton, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include evolutionary psychology, prejudice and discrimination, morality, minority underachievement and temporal discounting, gender, race and mate choice, and cooperation and conflict in intergroup contexts. He is a member of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research.

Charlotte Tate:

Charlotte Tate is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. She earned a BS degree from Loyola University Chicago and an MS and PhD from the University of Oregon. Dr. Tate’s research primarily addresses social perception, attitudes, and mental simulation.

Christopher Winship:

Christopher Winship is the Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology and member of the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He earned a BA from Dartmouth College and a PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Winship currently serves as the Co-Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Vice Chair of the Faculty Council at Harvard University, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

Daniele Fanelli:

Daniele Fanelli is a Senior Research Scientist at the Meta-Research and Innovation Center at Stanford University. He earned his PhD at the University of Florence and the University of Copenhagen and previously worked at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leuven, the London School of Economics, and the University of Montreal. He currently serves as member of the Research Ethics and Bioethics Advisory Committee of CNR. His research interests focus on the nature of science.

David Wilder:

David Wilder is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. He received a PhD at the University of Wisconsin. His research and teaching interests cover application of social cognition to intergroup relations, relationship between time sense and consciousness, and the history of psychology.

David Yeager:

David Yeager is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a William T. Grant Foundation scholar and a Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In May, 2013, Yeager chaired and co-hosted a national summit on mindset interventions at the White House. This event led to the launch of the “Mindset Collaborative,” an interdisciplinary research network at CASBS.

Elaine Wethington:

Elaine Wethington is a Professor at Cornell University in the Departments of Human Development and Sociology. She is the Co-Principal Investigator and Pilot Study Director at the Cornell-Columbia Edward R. Roybal Center as well as the Co-Principal Investigator at SCALE (Small Changes and Lasting Effects). In addition, Dr. Wethington currently serves as editor-in-chief of Society and Mental Health and the Associate Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Ellen Konar:

Ellen Konar is a 2015 Consulting Scholar working with the Mindset Collaborative at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on the use of social science methodology and theory to enhance next generation educational, career, and societal outcomes. Dr. Konar was an Intel Fellow and at Google she and her team received the Google Executive Management Group Award. She has taught marketing courses at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Ernest O’Boyle:

Ernest O’Boyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Organizations at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He earned his BS and PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Psychology and Journal of Business and Psychology.

Francesca Grifo:

Francesca Grifo is the Scientific Integrity Official for Office of Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency. She received her BS from Smith College and her PhD from Cornell University. Previously, Dr. Grifo worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists, co-authored reports on political interference at the EPA and on pressures on government climate scientists. She has also testified before Congress on scientific integrity at the EPA as well as the agency’s policies.

Harold Pashler:

Harold Pashler is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He currently serves as director of the Learning Attention and Perception Lab. He earned undergraduate degrees at Brown University and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as an associate editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the American Journal of Psychology, and Visual Cognition.

Herb Clark:

Herbert H. Clark is an Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. He is a psycholinguist, and is known for his theory of “common ground.” He is the author of Semantics and Comprehension, Psychology and Language: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics, Arenas of Language Use and Using Language.

Ifat Maoz:

Ifat Maoz is a Full Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, the former Head of the Smart Family Institute of Communications at the Hebrew University, Director of the Swiss Center and Graduate Program of Conflict Studies, and holds the Danny Arnold Chair in Communication. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Psychology Department of Stanford University and at the Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict (originally based at the University of Pennsylvania, then at Bryn Mawr College).

Jan Walleczek:

Jan Walleczek is the director of the Fetzer Franklin Fund. He was the director of the Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory at Stanford University Medical School. He studied biology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and earned his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, and later studied at the Research Medicine and Radiation Biophysics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley.

John Protzko:

John Protzko is a Statistical Consultant and Post-doctoral Scholar at UC Santa Barbara. Previously, he was a Psychological Researcher at New York University. He received his BA at the University of Connecticut and his MA and PhD at New York University. His areas of expertise include cognitive science, developmental psychology, and evolutionary psychology.

Jon Krosnick:

Jon Krosnick is a Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology at Stanford University, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Director of Stanford’s Political Psychology Research Group, and Research Psychologist at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has expertise in questionnaire design and survey research methodology, voting behavior and elections, and American public opinion. His recent research has focused on how other aspects of survey methodology can be optimized to maximize accuracy.

Jonathan Schooler:

Jonathan Schooler is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his BA at Hamilton College and his PhD at the University of Washington. He was previously on faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of British Columbia. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science is on the editorial boards of Consciousness and Cognition and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Dr. Schooler was the editor (with J.C. Cohen) of Scientific Approaches to Consciousness.

Katherine Corker:

Katherine Corker is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College. She received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA and PhD from Michigan State University. Her research primarily centers on motivational differences between individuals.

Lee Jussim:

Lee Jussim is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, where he was Chair from 2010-2013. He is the author of Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Bias and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, which received the 2013 Publisher’s Prose Award for best book in Psychology. He was a Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2013-14, where he headed the Best Practices in Science research group.

Leif Nelson:

Leif Nelson is an Ewald T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Marketing in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a member of Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP). He was previously on the faculty of Stern Business School at New York University and the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.

Neil Malhotra:

Neil Malhotra is a Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned his BA from Yale University and his MA and PhD from Stanford University. Previously, he was a Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar at the Stanford GSB and an Invited Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Malhotra was also awarded the Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the Best Article in Legislative Studies Quarterly from the American Political Science Association.

Robert MacCoun:

Robert MacCoun is a professor at Stanford Law School and also holds a joint appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University, as well as a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Previously, MacCoun has taught at UC Berkeley and Princeton, and was a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation. In the past, his research has focused on illicit drug use, drug policy, judgment and decision-making, citizens’ assessments of fairness in the courts, social influence processes, and bias in the use and interpretation of research evidence by scientists, journalists, and citizens.

Sanjay Srivastava:

Sanjay Srivastava is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. He received a BA from Northwestern University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Srivastava also serves as director of the Personality and Social Dynamics Lab at the University of Oregon. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at Stanford University.

Sean Stevens:

Sean Stevens is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Rutgers University. His research examines how moral convictions may develop and lead to motivated reasoning within the political domain and how this reasoning can result in political intolerance and create obstacles to political compromise, both between societies and within a society. He is also an advocate for statistical reform and the promotion of scientific integrity practices, such as the open sharing of data and the independent replication of analyses and results, in the social sciences.

Sebastian Lundmark:

Sebastian Lundmark is a PhD candidate at  the University of Gothenburg. He was a Visiting Research Student at Stanford University in Spring 2015. He received his BA at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, and his MA from the University of Gothenburg. His research interests include political science, survey methodology, political psychology, political attitudes, panel data, media and communication, online gaming and society, survey embedded experiments, satisficing in surveys, and non-probability vs. probability based samples.

Simine Vazire:

Simine Vazire is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at UC Davis. Her research examines how well people know their own personalities. She earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College. She is an associate editor at Perspectives on Psychological Science, the Journal of Research in Personality, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. She also teaches, conducts research, and writes a blog about research methods.

Stephanie Anglin:

Stephanie Anglin is a doctoral candidate in social psychology at Rutgers University. Her research examines motivated reasoning, or the processes by which people seek out, interpret, and evaluate evidence in ways that are partial to their pre-existing views. By studying bias in laypeople’s evaluation of evidence pertaining to their religious and political beliefs, she became interested in how scientists’ own beliefs and values may influence how they conduct their research, interpret and report their findings, and evaluate others’ work.

Steve Goodman:

Steve Goodman is the Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor of Medicine and of Health Research & Policy at the Stanford School of Medicine. He earned his AB from Harvard University, his MD from New York University, and his MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Goodman directs Stanford’s CTSA and Spectrum research training and is also a co-founder and co-director of METRICS. He is currently the senior statistical editor of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Vicky Rideout:

Vicky Rideout is a media and communications researcher. She founded VJR Consulting in 2010. From 1997-2010 she was director of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program for the Study of Media and Health. Prior to that, she founded and ran the Children & Media program at the children’s advocacy group Children Now. Ms. Rideout has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences standing committee on The Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms, and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention. She currently serves as the editor for Reviews and Commentaries at the Journal of Children and Media, and is a member of the PBS Kids Advisory Board.