Intern bericht / Internal notice
Diederik Stapel succeeds Theo Verhallen as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professor Diederik A. Stapel (1966) will succeed Professor Theo M.M. Verhallen as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences as of September 1st this year. Diederik Stapel has been Professor of Cognitive Social Psychology at our school since 2006. He was also one of the founding members of the Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research (Tiber) and has been its director since 2007.

Theo Verhallen (1948) will be leaving on 1 September to take up his new post as Academic Director for external PhDs at TiasNimbas, the Tilburg Business School. Theo has been Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences since 2007. Before, he had been Dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

Curriculum Vitae Diederik Stapel
Prof. Diederik Stapel graduated in 1991 cum laude (with distinction) from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in both psychology and communication science. After graduating, he was affiliated with the University of Chicago (1991-1992), the University of Michigan (1996) and worked for some time as a consultant. In 1997, he obtained his PhD in social psychology cum laude from the UvA. His thesis won the ASPO dissertation prize. In 2002, he went on to become president of the ASPO, the professional association for social psychologists; a post which he held for five years.

In 1998, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) appointed Prof. Diederik Stapel as Academy Researcher, where he was given the opportunity to conduct independent research for five years. That same year, he received the triennial Jos Jaspers Award from the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology.

In 2000, Prof. Diederik Stapel was appointed Professor of Cognitive Social Psychology at the University of Groningen (RUG). Two years later, he was awarded a Pionier grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). From 2005 to 2007, he acted as research director of the Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI) where he was responsible for the quality and international reputation of over 100 PhDs.

During the last fifteen years, Prof. Diederik Stapel has published over 100 English-language articles in several leading scientific journals. He has edited several books and a number of leading international journals. In 2007, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology presented the behavioral scientist with an Early Career Award and in 2009, he won the prestigious Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.