James B. Maas, Ph.D.
Dr. James B. Maas is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Professor and past Chairman of Psychology, as well as a professor in the graduate fields of Education and Communication at Cornell University. He is also a professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar. He teaches introductory psychology to 1,300 students each year and holds the world’s record for college classroom teaching, having taught more than 65,000 students. Dr. Maas specializes in research and education on the relationship between sleep and performance.
Dr. Maas has held a Fulbright Senior Professorship to Sweden, has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and past-president of the American Psychological Association's Division on Teaching. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for being the nation’s outstanding educator.
Dr. Maas is one of the nation’s most sought after corporate, medical, association, education and professional athletic team speakers. He has presented highly-acclaimed programs for such organizations as IBM, Eastman Kodak, Apple Computers, Google, Pepsi Cola, USAA, World Presidents' Organization (WPO), Novartis, American College of Facial and Plastic Surgeons, American Urological Association, United States Figure Skating Association, NBA Orlando Magic, the New York Jets, Marriott and Starwood Hotels and scores of prep schools, colleges and universities. Dr. Maas’ book, “Power Sleep,” published by Random House and HarperCollins, is a New York Times business best-seller and published in 11 languages. His children’s venture, “Remmy and the Brain Train,” is an award-winning children’s bedtime story designed to help improve daytime alertness, mood and performance. “Sleep for Success!” co-authored with Rebecca Robbins is a new book designed for business executives, students, parents, senior citizens and athletes. In the past two years there have been over 200 articles in the popular press about Dr. Maas' work on sleep and performance. He appears frequently on national television on programs, such as the “Today” Show, “NBC Nightly News,” “CNN,” “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Regis & Kelly,” ABC’s “20/20” and “Oprah.”