Title: Professor Emerita of Psychology
Company: University of California, Berkeley
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Christina Maslach, Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of psychology education and educational administration.
Dr. Maslach attended Harvard College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1967. She continued her academic pursuits at Stanford University, graduated with a PhD in 1971, and started as a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley. From 1994 to 1997, she served as a faculty assistant on the status of women, and in 2000, she acted as the chair of the academic senate. Dr. Maslach became the vice provost of Undergraduate Education and Instructional Technology at UC Berkeley in 2001, a position she held until 2009, and from 2012 to 2013, she served an additional term as chair of the academic senate.
Dr. Maslach has worked as a professor in the graduate school at UC Berkeley, and has held the title of professor emerita since 2013. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Valparaiso in Chile. In 2018, she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Psychological Association and became the president-elect of the organization. In addition to her educational pursuits, she has also served on the board of directors for CPP Inc. since 1988, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Throughout her career, Dr. Maslach has been responsible for pioneering research on job burnout, and from 2014 to 2017 she served as founder and co-editor-in-chief of the online journal, Burnout Research. She co-authored “Influencing Attitudes and Changing Behavior” in 1977, “Burnout: The Cost of Caring” in 1982, “Professional Burnout” in 1993, “The Truth About Burnout” in 1997, “Banishing Burnout” in 2005, “Burnout at Work” in 2014, and “The Maslach Burnout Inventory, Fourth Edition” in 2017. Dr. Maslach credits her advisor and former chair of the psychology department at Stanford University, Al Haftorf, as a mentor and influence in her career.
Dr. Maslach has been recognized with myriad awards, including the Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in 2017, and the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Work Stress and Health International Conference in 2013. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As a further testament to her success and experience as an educator, Dr. Maslach has been featured in the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.
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