Episode 23: Tamar Szabó Gendler ’83

In this episode of Every Quarter, educator and alumna Tamar Szabó Gendler speaks with Andrew Housiaux, Currie Family Director of the Tang Institute, about the changing face of higher education and the responsibility institutions have in owning their histories. They also discuss Gendler’s experience with the Mellon Foundation’s New Directions program, wherein Gendler essentially became a full-time student at Yale during the 2009–2010 academic year, completing coursework in psychology, neuroscience, and statistics.

Tamar Gendler

Gendler, Andover Class of 1983, also shares moments of nostalgia, recounting memories with the Jewish Students Union in Cochran Chapel, growing up as a faculty child, and how changing her focus from math to social sciences lead her to the path she is currently on. During her visit to campus in November, she was presented with the Andover Alumni Award of Distinction.

Gendler is Yale’s inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science.

Tamar Szabó Gendler ’83 with her father, Rabbi Everett Gendler, accepting the Andover Alumni Award of Distinction.

One thought on “Episode 23: Tamar Szabó Gendler ’83”

  1. I hope an Andover alumna can lead the way to increased freedom on the Yale campus, and away from enforced orthodoxy which seems to have stifled true academic and personal liberty.

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