Kimberly Wright Cassidy

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Kimberly Wright Cassidy
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ResidencePennsylvania, United States
Alma materPhD University of Pennsylvania; M.A. University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Swarthmore College
Known forPresident of Bryn Mawr College
Scientific career
InstitutionsPresident of Bryn Mawr College (2014 – present); Provost of Bryn Mawr College (2007-2013);

Kimberly Wright Cassidy (born c. 1963 in Pennsylvania) was named the ninth president of Bryn Mawr College on February 12, 2014[1] and was formally inaugurated on September 20, 2014.[2] She had served as interim president since Jane Dammen McAuliffe ended her term as president on June 30, 2013.[3]


Cassidy received her master's degree and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor's degree with distinction in psychology from Swarthmore College.[4]


Cassidy joined the Bryn Mawr faculty in the Department of Psychology in 1993, and was Chair of Bryn Mawr's Department of Psychology from 2004-2007. She was the Provost from 2007 until she became the Interim President on July 1, 2013.She often holds pop up events to increase engagement of the students, faculty and staff.[5]


  • Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Kemler Nelson, Deborah G.; Jusczyk, Peter W.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Druss, Benjamin; Kennedy, Lori (1987). "Clauses are perceptual units for young infants". Cognition. 26 (3): 269–286. doi:10.1016/S0010-0277(87)80002-1. ISSN 0010-0277.
  • Nelson, Deborah G. Kemler; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Jusczyk, Peter W.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright (2009). "How the prosodic cues in motherese might assist language learning". Journal of Child Language. 16 (01): 55. doi:10.1017/S030500090001343X. ISSN 0305-0009.
  • Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Kelly, Michael H. (1991). "Phonological information for grammatical category assignments". Journal of Memory and Language. 30 (3): 348–369. doi:10.1016/0749-596X(91)90041-H. ISSN 0749-596X.
  • Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Werner, Rebecca Stetson; Rourke, Mary; Zubernis, Lynn S.; Balaraman, Geetha (2003). "The Relationship Between Psychological Understanding and Positive Social Behaviors". Social Development. 12 (2): 198–221. doi:10.1111/1467-9507.00229. ISSN 0961-205X.