Deb Mashek PhD

Dr. Deb Mashek, PhD is an experienced professor, higher education administrator, and national nonprofit executive. Named one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, she has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Fortune, Reason, Business Week, University Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, and The Hill. She writes regularly for Psychology Today.

Previously Full Professor of Social Psychology at Harvey Mudd College, Deb served as the college’s Associate Dean for Faculty Development and as the founding Director of the Claremont College’s Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration. She served as the inaugural Executive Director of Heterodox Academy, a national nonprofit advancing constructive disagreement on college campuses. Having garnered over $3 million in grant funding to support collaborative projects, Deb serves on the board of BridgeUSA, is a Senior Fellow at Claremont Graduate University, and teaches at Dennison Edge, a “high-touch learning environment where industry experts help liberal arts students and recent graduates acquire the skills and knowledge to launch into, pivot toward, or accelerate their preferred career.”

Deb is the founder of Myco Consulting LLC, where she speaks, advises, and facilitates workshops on applying relationship science to help teams build healthy and effective collaborations so that they can accomplish ambitious goals. A member of both the Association for Collaborative Leadership and the International Coaching Federation, Deb has been an invited speaker on collaboration and viewpoint diversity at leading organizations including the United Nations, the American Psychological Association, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Originally from North Platte, NE, Deb lives in Staten Island, NY with her son.

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