Andrei Cimpian is an Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. One of Dr. Cimpian’s main areas of expertise is academic achievement and motivation. Among other topics, he has investigated gender stereotypes, gender gaps in achievement and representation, people’s beliefs about ability and talent, and the influence of praise and criticism on children’s achievement. Dr. Cimpian’s research has been funded by several agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation and the Spencer Foundation, and has been published in some of the top journals in psychology and education. Media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Economist have covered his work.