Stephen Kosslyn Stephen M. Kosslyn is the Founding Dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI (Keck Graduate Institute). Previously, he served as Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and as Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Kosslyn also is the former chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology. Kosslyn’s research has focused primarily on the nature of visual cognition, visual communication, and individual differences; he has authored or coauthored 14 books and over 300 papers on these topics. Kosslyn has received the following accolades: the American Psychological Association’s Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Cattell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the J-L. Signoret Prize (France). He has honorary Doctorates from the University of Caen, the University of Paris Descartes, and University of Bern. Kosslyn has been elected to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.