Associate Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Kim Ellwood, Administrative Assistant
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, MA 02155
About the Associate Dean
Associate Dean Nathanson is responsible for creating and implementing the
development programs that support our 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.
A social psychologist specializing in conflict resolution,
organizational behavior and leadership, Associate Dean Nathanson teaches introduction
to psychology and social psychology courses, as well as courses on
negotiation and mediation. She helped design the GSAS Preparing Future Faculty
workshop, as well as orientation programs for teaching assistants. In addition,
she has developed mentoring workshops for faculty, and programs in conflict
management for graduate students.
Beyond Tufts, Associate Dean 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
Nathanson earned her M.Ed. in educational psychology at Harvard
University and her Ph.D. in social psychology at Tufts University.