Michael Schober, Dean, The New School for Social Research
Michael has been dean of The New School for Social Research since 2006. He came to the university in 1992 as a faculty member, and chaired the psychology department from 2000 to 2003, and 2004 to 2006. His teaching and research interests include psycholinguistics, human/computer interaction, public opinion, psychology of music, and psychology and design. He has been editor of the journal Discourse Processes since 2005 and is a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Psychonomic Society. Michael previously taught and was acting director of the cognitive science program at Occidental College. He holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from Stanford University and an ScB from Brown University. Michael is also a classical pianist whose collaborations and performances explore ways in which technology can enhance the audience experience.