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Sinaia Nathanson
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Department of Psychology
Tufts University
Psychology Building
Room 121
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617-627-2515
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Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Ph.D., Tufts University, 1986


A social psychologist specializing in conflict resolution, organizational behavior and leadership, Dr. Nathanson's research interests include conflict escalation, irrational decision-making processes, integrative agreements, leadership, negotiation and mediation.

In her role as associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Nathanson is responsible for creating and implementing the development of programs that support graduate students. Nathanson directs the Graduate Resources and Development Center (GRAD), which focuses on the professional and social development of graduate students, and the Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT), a GSAS program that trains doctoral students as classroom teachers and researchers.

Beyond Tufts, Dr. Nathanson has consulted for numerous organizations in the United States and abroad. She designs and conducts workshops on preventing the escalation of faculty/student conflicts in academic settings, and leads seminars for medical centers on negotiating intra- and interdepartmental disputes.

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