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Meet the Chair

Linda Bastone

Dr. Linda Bastone has been Chair of the School of Natural and Social Sciences since 2014 and has been a member of the Psychology faculty since 1991. As an administrator, teacher, and researcher, Dr. Bastone is committed to increasing access and excellence in higher education. She currently serves as co-director of the Purchase College MARC U-STAR Honors Program, funded by a grant from the NIH/NIGMS. She has also served as Coordinator of the Psychology Program, Director of the Liberal Arts Freshman Seminar Program, Faculty Coordinator of Assessment, and Coordinator of the Baccalaureate and Beyond summer program for community college students in the social sciences and humanities. Her research examines factors that facilitate or impede academic success and the causes and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2004    


  • PhD in Social-Personality Psychology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

  • BA in Psychology and Philosophy, State University of New York at Binghamton