DIANE F. HALPERN Professor of Psychology and Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College. She is the past-president (2005) of the American Psychological Association.
Halpern has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the 2002 Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association, the 1999 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1996 Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association, the California State University’s State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award, the Outstanding Alumna Award from the University of Cincinnati, the Silver Medal Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Wang Family Excellence Award, and the G. Stanley Hall Lecture Award from the American Psychological Association.
She is the author of many books: Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking; Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking (with Heidi Riggio), Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities; Enhancing Thinking Skills in the Sciences and Mathematics, Changing College Classrooms; Student Outcomes Assessment, and States of Mind: American and Post-Soviet Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Psychology (coedited with Alexander Voiskounsky). Her most recent book is co-edited with Susan Murphy, entitled From Work-Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor.