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Dr. Joshua Aronson

New York University: Steinhardt
Associate Professor
New York, NY
Joshua Aronson is associate professor of developmental, social, and educational psychology, at NYU.  He is also a research scientist at the Metro Center for Research on Equity and Transformation of Schools.  He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Princeton University.  Before coming to NYU, he was on the faculty at the University of Texas and was a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer at Stanford University.  
Dr. Aronson is one of the most widely cited social scientists in recent decades, and according to Education Week, one of the most influential scholars in education.  His seminal research on stereotype threat and growth mindsets are classics in the field of social psychology and Aronson’s work on test performance of women and minority students has been cited in four supreme court cases.
His more recent work is devoted to enhancing the school experiences of students living in difficult circumstances, exposed to poverty, violence, racism, and other stressors.   His work featured in best selling books like Blink, The Nurture Assumption, How Children Succeed, and Mindset: The Psychology of Success, among many others.  Aronson has received numerous awards and grants for his research including Early Career awards from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the National Science Foundation, and the G. Stanley Hall Lecturer Award from the American Psychological Association, and the William T. Grant Faculty Scholars award. He was the founding director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education at New York University and now directs the Metro Center For Achievement Research and Evaluation (Metro CARE) at New York University, where he is directing a major project on innovations to reduce the school to prison pipeline.