John F. Dovidio, MA, PhD in social psychology from the University of Delaware, is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Colgate University, where he is currently serving as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty. At Colgate, he has also served as the Director of the Division of University Studies, Director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Chair of the Psychology Department. Dr. Dovidio is currently Editor-Elect of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology – Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes. He has been Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Associate Editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Society. Dr. Dovidio has been President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Division 9 of APA, and Chair of the Executice Committee of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Dr. Dovidio’s research interests are in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination; social power and nonverbal communication; and altruism and helping. He has published over 100 books, articles, and chapters on these topics. He shared the 1985 and 1998 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize with Samuel L. Gaertner for their work on aversive racism and ways to reduce bias, and the 2000 Prize with Kerry Kawakami for their research on reducing spontaneous stereotyping.
Dr. Dovidio regularly makes presentations on the topic of modern racism for professional and general audiences. He was the keynote speaker for Harvard’s first AWARE Week and for several conferences sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. In addition, he has worked as a consultant for the Department of Defense for minority promotions, for the Air Force for human relations education, and for the New York State Senate on bias in standardized testing. He also presented to the Panel for the President’s Initiative on Race.