2015: Professional Achievement Award

Paul Ekman, EX’52

  • Founder, The Paul Ekman Group

  • Professor Emeritus in Psychology, University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco

Paul Ekman, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, is a researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures. A preeminent psychologist and codiscoverer of microexpressions, in 2009 Ekman was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.