APA fellow Peter Salovey, PhD, appointed Yale University president

Acclaimed for his work in emotional intelligence, Salovey becomes the latest psychologist to lead a prestigious university.

Peter Salovey, PhDYale University selected acclaimed psychologist Peter Salovey, PhD, from among 150 candidates to become the institution's president starting June 30, 2013.

“I have loved being at Yale. I look forward to making it a university that can have an even greater impact through scholarship and education and our collections, as well as a great place to work and learn,” said Salovey, whose career at Yale includes positions as provost, dean, department head and professor. Making the university more accessible for deserving students as well as building online education opportunities are among priorities Salovey has listed.

Salovey has been an APA member since 1987 and a fellow since 1995. Known for his pioneering work in emotional intelligence, he outlined how we use our emotional smarts to solve problems in a presidential invited address at APA's 2003 Annual Convention in Toronto.