BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (8/27/13) – Dr. James B. Maas, author and international consultant on sleep and performance, will visit Western Kentucky University students, faculty and staff on Sept. 4.
Dr. Maas will be the featured speaker for WKU’s annual Freshman Assembly at 6 p.m. at Diddle Arena. He also will speak with WKU Athletics personnel at 8 a.m. at the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club and with WKU faculty and staff at 11:30 a.m. at Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium.
Dr. Maas is the author of several books including Sleep to Win! and Sleep for Success.
As a faculty member at Cornell University for 48 years, Dr. Maas taught more than 65,000 students.
He has been the 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 has also served as a professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar. Dr. Maas received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and his master’s and Ph.D. from Cornell.
Dr. Maas also 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 received the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching at Cornell, and is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for being the nation’s outstanding educator.
Dr. Maas is a noted filmmaker who has produced nine national television specials for PBS in the United States, for the BBC in England, the CBC in Canada, and for Dutch, Danish and Swedish National Television. His films for such organizations as the National Geographic Society, General Motors, Exxon, Upjohn, Metropolitan Life, the McArthur Foundation and the United States Department of Transportation have won 44 major film festivals.
Dr. Maas’ book, Power Sleep, is a New York Times business best-seller and published in 12 languages. 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! is a book designed for business executives, students, parents, seniors and athletes. Sleep to Win! is attracting attention for those who wish to improve their athletic performance.
Dr. Maas’ work on sleep and performance has been included in more than 200 news articles in the past two years. He appears frequently on national television on programs.
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