Stacey Sinclair

Head of Mathey College
Professor of Psychology

Welcome to Mathey College! The superb staff and I truly hope Mathey feels like a home away from home for each of our students.

I am originally from New York City but grew up in Southern California. You can tell this about me because I start shivering at the first sign of winter and my “valley girl” accent comes out when I am talking to old friends. I studied Psychology and Economics as an undergraduate at Stanford University and then did my PhD in Psychology at UCLA. I came back to the east coast to teach at the University of Virginia for eight years before joining the faculty at Princeton.

I am currently a Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, as well as Associated Faculty in African American Studies. This means that when I am not at Mathey, I am hanging out the undergraduates, graduate students and post-docs in my lab, where we study intergroup relations. I have taught a number of courses at Princeton, but I am most likely to see you in Prejudice: Its Causes, Consequences and Cures. The topic can be controversial and downright depressing at times, but I think it is important and interesting.

I am sure you will see my husband, Joseph Barnes, and my son, Marshall in the dining hall. Please feel free to say “Hi” or have a meal with us. In addition, I am happy to meet for coffee, a meal, a walk, or just a chat. You can also pop by my Mathey College office (315 Hamilton Hall).

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Michael Olin
Dean of Mathey College
Office Phone
315 Hamilton Hall
Courtney Palmbush
Interim Office Coordinator
Office Phone
315 Hamilton
Start Date
Stacey Sinclair
Head of Mathey College
Professor of Psychology
Jon Gertner
Council of the Humanities
Kimbriell Kelly
Council of Humanities
Imam Khalil Abdullah
Assistant Dean, Muslim Life
Office of Religious Life
Office Phone
202 Dodge Hall
Sigrid Adriaenssens
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Ilhan Aksay
Community Fellow
Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
April Alliston
Professor of Comparative Literature
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Deborah Amos
The Council of the Humanities
Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence
031D Henry House