Sternberg to Speak at Ladd Lecture

BETHANY, OK (March 7, 2012) - On Thursday, March 15th, the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southern Nazarene University will be hosting Robert J. Sternberg during their 2012 Ladd Lecture.  

Robert J. Sternberg is Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He also is Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University. Before going to Oklahoma State, Sternberg was Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University, and before that, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale. He is a Past President of the American Psychological Association and is President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Sternberg has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is the author of over 1400 publications and, as a principal investigator, has received over $20 million in grant funding. He was cited in an APA Monitor report as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century and by ISI for being one of the most highly cited (top ½ of 1%) among psychologists and psychiatrists.

Sternberg lecture, "Why is it so hard to behave ethically?", will be from 7 – 8:30pm in the Royce Brown Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.