- Former University of Wyoming president Robert J. Sternberg will join the Cornell University College of Human Ecology as a professor of human development in February.
- Sternberg, a psychologist, left the Wyoming position, where he was also a professor of psychology and education, in November.
- Also a former president of organizations like the American Psychological Association and Eastern Psychological Association, his research has focused on intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership, ethics, and love and hate.
Sternberg is a huge grab for Cornell, but he'll also benefit from joining what he called "the top human-development group in the country." As College of Human Ecology Dean Alan Mathios said, Sternberg's hiring, as well as others in a series of recent hires, will strengthen the prestigious school's developmental psychology footprint, as well as that of psychology in a broader sense.