Core Education Faculty
Dr. Paul Kaplan received his Ph.D. from New York University and continued his education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After teaching in junior high in New York City, Dr. Kaplan taught at Suffolk Community College for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2002. Dr. Kaplan began teaching at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990 in the Psychology Department.
Dr. Kaplan has been awarded the New York State Chancellor’s Award for distinguished teaching, the 2002 award as Faculty Member of the Year at Suffolk Community College, Western Campus, and the Teacher of the Year Award for the Psychology Department at Stony Brook.
Dr. Kaplan has written a number of texts including A Child’s Odyssey covering childhood and adolescent development, The Human Odyssey, covering the life span and most recently a text on Adolescence. He has also authored texts on Educational Psychology and The Exceptional Child. He has been the keynote speaker at the New York State teaching of psychology conference three times and delivered the keynote address at South Western Sydney Institute’s Miller Child Study Enrichment Conference. Each year, he delivers a series of lectures at Stony Brook’s Medical School on child development.