Jack Dovidio serves half time in the Office of the Dean of the FAS as Dean of Academic Affairs of the FAS. He is the Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale. His academic research centers on issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. He was awarded the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation, 2008, “in recognition of 30 years of stellar research that has demonstrated how contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination toward Blacks and other disadvantaged groups have become more subtle and less recognizable than traditional racism.” Alongside this he has earned numerous other awards, including prizes for teaching and mentoring.
At Yale, he has served the community in various roles, including as Chair of the Faculty Diversity Hiring Committee, Acting Director of the Division of Social Sciences, and Director of Graduate Studies in Social Psychology. At Colgate University, where he worked until 2004, he served as Director of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Director of the Division of University Studies, Chair of the Department of Psychology, and as Provost and Dean of Faculty.