The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


2008 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner (Undergraduate Institutions)






Dr. Mark Costanzo, Claremont McKenna College

Professor Costanzo teaches social psychology, research methods, and courses focused on the psychology of law. His students describe him as “inspiring,” “dedicated,” “a REALLY great professor,” and “incredibly knowledgeable.” As one student put it, “he is the epitome of a great teacher and mentor.” He has been deeply committed to bringing prominent social issues-oriented scholars to his campus, to fostering student engagement with social issues, and to mentoring both undergraduate students and prospective faculty members. His scholarship focuses on the death penalty, expert testimony, police interrogation, and dispute resolution, and his textbook, Psychology Applied to Law, has been widely adopted. Among other edited and co-edited books on important issues in social psychology, Costanzo is also the author of Just Revenge: Costs and Consequences of the Death Penalty. More information about Professor Costanzo can be found here.



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