Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. He holds secondary faculty appointments in the School of Management, the School of Public Health, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Sociology Department. He became president of Yale in July 2013.
After receiving an A.B. (psychology) and A.M. (sociology) from Stanford University in 1980 with departmental honors and university distinction, Salovey earned three degrees at Yale in psychology: M.S. (1983), M.Phil. (1984), and Ph.D. (1986), combining clinical and social psychology. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1979.
Salovey was appointed assistant professor of psychology at Yale in 1986. He was promoted to associate professor in 1990 and professor of psychology in 1995. Other academic positions at Yale include director, Health, Emotion, and Behavior (HEB) Laboratory; fellow, Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy; member,...