Jamshed Bharucha, PhD

Jamshed Bharucha, PhD

Jamshed Bharucha is the twelfth President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Prior to this position, he served in academic leadership positions at Dartmouth College and Tufts University. A 1978 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, where he majored in biopsychology, President Bharucha received an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University (1979) and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Harvard University (1983).

A cognitive neuroscientist, he has published extensively on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of music (using a variety of methods including perceptual experiments, computational neural net models and MRI brain scanning), has been awarded grants from NSF and NIH for his work, and has served as Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Music Perception. More recently, he has written and lectured widely on the challenges facing higher education, emphasizing the need for bold innovations in learning and global engagement.

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