Claude Steele, the I. James Quillen Dean of the School of Education at Stanford University, comes to Whitman to discuss his book "Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us" on Oct. 10. "Whistling Vivaldi" examines Steele's theory of stereotype threat, which has been the focus of much of his research throughout his academic career.
Claude Steele is recognized as a leader in the field of social psychology and for his commitment to the systematic application of social science to problems of major societal significance. Steele's work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, and he has been elected to several academic organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Education. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Dean's Teaching Award from Stanford and the Donald Campbell Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2001).
The talk begins at 7 P.M. on Oct. 10 in Cordiner Hall, to be followed by an open discussion with audience members and a book signing.