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Stern, Robin
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Mathematics, Science & Technology

321 Thmps

Office Hours:
By appointment; please email.

Educational Background

1973    B. A.    New YorkUniversity

1979    M. A.   New School of Social Research

1994    Ph.D.   New YorkUniversity (Applied Psychology/Research Design)


Postdoctoral Training: Certificate program:

1995    PostgraduateCenter for Mental Health, Group Analytic Department, New York

Selected Publications

The Gaslight Effect:  How People Drive you Crazy and What you can do about it.  In preparation, Random House, pub date: 2007.


Shelton, C. & Stern, R. (2003) Understanding Emotions in the Classroom.  National Professional Resources, New York.


Pellitteri, J., Stern, R., Ackerman, B. & Shelton, C. (2005) Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishing.


Stern, R., Moretti,  F. & Repa,T. (2003). Digital Technologies Enter the Classroom, in SmartSchool Leaders, Janet Patti and James Tobin, Kendall Hunt.


Stern, R. & Moretti, F. Social and Emotional Learning in the Year 2000.  Prepared for (on-line magazine).


Stern, R. & Rosenzweig, D.  (2001)  Risky Business.  Flair.  Spring 2001: Vol. 3, Issue 1.


Stern, R. & Repa, T.  (1999) Columbine's Challenge: A Call to Pay Attention to Our Students.  Voices from the Middle. 7(1):34-36.  (To be reprinted in forthcoming journal.)


Stern, R. (1999) Hormone Driven Kids: A Call for Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle School Years.  Voices from the Middle. 7(1)3-8.


Stern, R.  & Pellitteri, J. (1999) Music: The Sounds of Emotional Intelligence.  Voices from the Middle. 7(1):25-29.


Stern, R. & Moretti, F. (1999).  Digital Technologies: New Opportunities for Social and Emotional Learning.  NYC Challenge- The Journal of the NYCASCD: 37-39.


Stern, R. & Rankin, C. (1999)  Subtitles:  Reading Behind the Words.  Flair.  Spring 1999: premier issue.

Dr. Stern does on-going consultation with the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership (, the Leadership Center at Hunter College (, Educators for Social Responsibility (, Project EXSEL (, and other educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and socially-responsible businesses.

Dr. Robin Stern holds a doctorate in Applied Psychology and Research Design. Robin is a founding board member of The Woodhull Institute and is also on the board of directors of Educators for Social Responsibility.  She is on the faculty at Teacher's College, ColumbiaUniversity and is the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist and faculty coach at The School at ColumbiaUniversity.  She is also on the faculty, teaching emotional intelligence, at The Principals Summer Academy at Teachers College and is a supervisor in leadership development at HunterCollegeLeadershipCenter


Robin is the co-developer, along with Dr. Janet Patti, of the Star Factor Coaching Model for educational leaders. Robin consults on issues of emotional intelligence and leadership in schools, corporations, museums, and digital media companies. Currently with Andrs Richner and Amisha Jha, she is spearheading original research in the area of attention, emotions, and psychological manipulation. 


Robin is the co-author of two books on emotional intelligence in education: Understanding Emotions in the Classroom (with C. Shelton, National Professional Resources 2004) and Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling (ed. with J.Pellitteri, C.Shelton, B. Muller-Ackerman, Lawrence Erlbaum 2005). Robin is currently writing a book on emotional abuse and psychological manipulation (The Gaslight Effect, Random House 2007). She is the mother of two wonderful children, Scott and Melissa.

Dr. Stern is presently working on a book on emotional abuse, as well as developing an original model of emotional intelligence coaching with Dr. Janet Patti, professor of education at Hunter College.

In addition, she is conducting a comprehensive study on emotional intelligence and faculty development at The School @ Columbia University.
2004 The Victoria Woodhull Award

Please see curriculum vitae.


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