Stephen M. Kosslyn Foundry College
Stephen M. Kosslyn is President of Foundry College, a new kind of 2-year college that is designed to integrate practical training into a broad education. He previously was Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Minerva, and before that was Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Stephen served as Chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at Harvard University; he also was Associate Psychologist in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Co-Director of Mind of the Market Lab at Harvard Business School. Stephen received his BA from UCLA and his PhD from Stanford University, both in psychology. His research has focused primarily on the nature of visual mental imagery, visual communication, and the science of learning; he has published 13 books and over 300 papers on these topics. For 10 years he was “Head Tutor” at Harvard, supervising graduate students who were teaching year-long introductory psychology courses using the levels-of-analysis approach. In his spare time, Stephen takes French lessons and plays bass guitar.