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Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

Yale University President & Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

After completing his undergraduate education at Stanford University, Peter Salovey received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1986 and was appointed to the faculty in the same year. He is the 23rd president of Yale University, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, and professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. His presidential term began in July 2013. To read his full biography, please visit


  • PhD, Yale University, 1986
  • MA, Stanford University, 1980
  • BA, Stanford University, 1980


  • Carson Scholars Fund Leadership Award, 2011
  • DEd, doctorate honoris causa, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2009
  • Exceptional Lifetime Achievement Award, International Conference on Advances in Management, 2009
  • Elected Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 2009
  • American Psychological Association, G. Stanley Hall Lecturer, 2008
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Excellence Award, 2005
  • Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, Graduate School Alumni Association, Yale University, 2004
  • The Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences, 2002