October 13, 2005
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.— Robert Kegan, professor of adult learning and professional development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will speak on “In Over Our Heads?: The Hidden Curriculum of Adult Life” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. His talk, sponsored by the Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund, is free and open to the public.
The recipient of four honorary doctorates, Kegan has studied and written extensively on ongoing psychological development throughout adulthood. His inventive notion that “a person is as much an activity as a thing” has sparked widespread discussion and debate on the continued mental and emotional growth that humans experience as they grow older. At Harvard, he is the co-director of the Change Leadership Group and the educational chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.