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Peter T. Coleman

Professor of Psychology and Education; Lecturer in Professional Studies; Executive Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity in the Earth Institute
Continuing Education, Teachers College
Horace Mann 232
  • Director, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Peter T. Coleman is currently Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has conducted research on social entitivity processes (ingroup/outgroup formation), the mediation of inter-ethnic conflict, intractable conflict, complexity, and on the conditions and processes which foster the constructive use of social power. In 2003, he became the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. Dr. Coleman co-edited The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000; 2nd edition in press), and has also authored over forty journal articles and chapters. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Social/Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Communications from The University of Iowa.

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