Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Cantor, Nancy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_392-1

Nancy Ellen Cantor, a leading proponent of the cognitive social-psychological approach to personality, and visionary university administrator, was born in New York City on April 2, 1952. Her mother, Marjorie, was a social worker who became a professor at Fordham University and served as president of the Gerontological Society of America; her father, Aaron, was an attorney. Educated at the Ethical Culture Schools, she received her AB in psychology from Sarah Lawrence College in 1974, and her PhD from Stanford University in 1978. She has held faculty positions at Princeton University (Assistant Professor, 1978–1981, Associate Professor, 1981–1983, Professor, 1991–1996) and the University of Michigan (Professor, 1987–2001). At Michigan, she was also Dean of the Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies (1996–1997) and Provost (1997–2001). She subsequently served as Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2001–2004), and Chancellor and President of Syracuse University...

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