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Professor and Senior Advisor

Janet Schofield

Royal Thimphu College

Janet Schofield, Professor and Senior Advisor at Royal Thimphu College in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is also a Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh. Her other roles have included: Senior Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh; Visiting scholar in Germany;  Faculty member at Spellman College and the International Graduate College in Germany; Fulbright Specialist in Poland; Policy research positions at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. National Institute of Education; Seminar leader for U. S. Senators and Congressional Representatives as well as for Bhutanese Parliamentarians; Member of several U.S. National Academy of Sciences boards/committees; Consultant/advisor to Singapore’s National Institute of Education and for the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia. She has also consulted with/advised foundations and government agencies in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., including the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and the White House.  She has received awards for both her teaching and her research which has been used by the U.S. Supreme Court and featured on radio and TV in the U.S. and Europe.

Professor Schofield has a BA in Social Relations and an MA and PhD in Social Psychology, all from Harvard University. She has published 4 books and over 125 other research articles and book chapters. She has given invited talks on five continents and at prominent universities including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford. Her areas of specialization include intergroup relations, applied social psychology, education, youth issues and achieving effective technology use in schools.