Robert J. Sternberg, PhD

Provost, Oklahoma State University
Senior Vice President, 
Oklahoma State University

General topics: Intelligence, creativity, wisdom, leadership, thinking/learning styles, college admissions, love, hate

Speaker Background: 
In addition to being provost and senior vice president of Oklahoma State University, Sternberg is regents professor of psychology and education as well as George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. The central focus of his research is on intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, and leadership. He also has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. He is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Before coming to Oklahoma State, Sternberg was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and professor of psychology and education, at Tufts University. He was previously IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the department of psychology, professor of management in the school of management, and director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale. Sternberg graduated with a BA summa cum laude from Yale and a PhD from Stanford University. He also holds 12 honorary doctorates from 11 different countries.

Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and is past-president of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology as well as President of FABBS.