January 2014 Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 1

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Claude Steele Named Provost at Berkeley

Well-respected social scientist Claude L. Steele has been named as the next executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California-Berkeley. Currently serving as dean of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Steele is expected to assume his new role on March 31, 2014. He will provide leadership for all academic programs, faculty recruitment and retention, and undergraduate and graduate education. In addition, Steele will carry a faculty appointment in psychology. He is known for his research in social psychology around the issues of “stereotype threat” and academic achievement, especially in higher education. His work has been used by policy experts and educators to develop intervention programs and other applications that improve academic performance among underrepresented groups and address gaps in recruitment and retention.

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