Marvin M. Chun is Dean of Yale College and the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology, with secondary appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience. He leads a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses functional brain imaging to study how people see, attend, remember, and perform optimally.
Chun’s research has been honored with several early-mid career awards, such as the Troland Research Award from the United States National Academy of Sciences, and the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. His undergraduate teaching of Introduction to Psychology, one of the largest classes in Yale College, has been recognized with both the Phi Beta Kappa William Clyde DeVane Medal for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College, and the Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. He served as the John B. Madden head of Berkeley College from 2007-2016.
Chun’s research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He is the Chief Editor of the Cambridge Elements of Attention, a new series by Cambridge University Press, and an author of a new textbook on Cognitive Psychology, in contract with Oxford University Press. Chun previously served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Board of Directors for the Vision Sciences Society, and as a scientific advisor on the Nike Performance Council.