2013 Keynote Speakers
Robert S. Feldman, Ph.D., is a national authority on first-year college students and retention. He is author of the best-selling P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, 5/e, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life (1/e), published by McGraw-Hill, as well as Psychology and Your Life (1/e), Understanding Psychology (10/e), and Essentials of Understanding Psychology (9/e). He also edited The First Year of College, which examines the best practices that lead to student success. His central philosophy as an educator is that good students are made, not born.
Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of the POWER-UP FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS program for first-year students. He is recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher Award.
A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written more than 200 books, book chapters, and articles. His books have been translated into numerous languages including Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. He is on the Board of Directors and is President-Elect of the Federation of Associations for Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation.
(General Session 9:00-9:40 AM, Monday, March 18, 2013)
John G. Bryan is Vice Provost for Academic Personnel at the University of Cincinnati, where he has also served as a faculty member since 1989. From 1997 to 2003, he was dean of University College, an open-admissions unit on the main campus and, at the time, the second largest of UC’s colleges. He served for three years as associate dean of UC’s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and from 2007 to 2009 directed the Preparing Future Faculty Program, in which he has taught courses on teaching effectiveness and on the academic job search for the last decade. Bryan teaches professional writing at the upper-division and graduate levels but got his start teaching developmental and first-year courses in composition. His first developmental teaching experience as a TA came in the summer of 1976 when he offered scholarship athletes a course in “Sentences & Paragraphs.” Bryan holds degrees from Notre Dame, Southern Mississippi, and Denver.
(General Session 9:00-9:40 AM, Tuesday, March 19, 2013)