Dr. Jamshed Bharucha

Dr Jamshed Bharucha is a Distinguished Fellow at Dartmouth College, where his research and teaching are focused on education data science. He is President Emeritus of Cooper Union, a college located in Manhattan, New York City, having served as the 12th President of Cooper Union from July 2011 through June 2015.


  • Harvard University, PhD, Psychology, 1983
  • Yale University, MA, Philosophy, 1979
  • Vassar College, BA, General and Departmental Honors, Biopsychology, 1978
  • Trinity College of Music, London, Associate’s Diploma in Violin Performance
    (ATCL, International Exam Board), 1973

Administrative Positions

  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtPresident Emeritus, 2015-presentPresident, 2011-2015
  • Tufts UniversityProvost & Senior Vice President, 2002-2011
  • Dartmouth CollegeDean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, 2001-2002Deputy Provost, 2000-2001
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty (Social Sciences), 1997-2000

Faculty and Visiting Appointments

  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education,Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016
  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtProfessor, 2011-2015
  • Tufts UniversityProfessor, 2002-2011
    Department of Psychology (School of Arts & Sciences)
    Department of Neuroscience (School of Medicine)
    Department of Music, 2007-2011
  • Dartmouth CollegeJohn Wentworth Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 1997-2002
    Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (orig Psychology)
    Professor, 1995-2002
    Associate Professor, 1989-1995
    Assistant Professor, 1983-1989

    Faculty Appointments in Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Programs:
    Program in Linguistics & Cognitive Science, 1989-2002
    Program in Electro-Acoustic Music, 1989-2002
    Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, 1991-2002

  • Visiting AppointmentsSabbatical at Stanford University, 1987Sabbatical at Carnegie-Mellon University, 1986
    Visiting scientist, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, 1986
    Research Support Technician, Cornell University, 1982-83

Honors & Awards

  • Pride of America Honoree, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011
  • Honorary Fellow, Foreign Policy Association, 2011
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College, 2005
  • Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Special Award, Dartmouth College (given by the Student Assembly), 2002
  • Honorary member of the Dartmouth Class of 2002, awarded by the graduating class
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1993-94
  • Huntington Teaching Award, Dartmouth College, 1989
  • Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1985
  • Swinbourne Prize in Biology, Vassar College, 1978
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978