Dr. James B. Maas received his B.A. from Williams College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell. He is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, professor and past chairman of psychology at Cornell University and professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar. Dr. Maas has been a Fulbright Senior Professor to Sweden and a visiting professor at Stanford University.
Dr. Maas is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for being the nation’s outstanding educator in psychology. He holds the world’s record for having taught more than 65,000 university students in his 44-year career. Dr. William C. Dement, the father of modern day sleep research, refers to Dr. Maas as “the world’s first and foremost sleep educator.”
Dr. Maas is co-founder of Sleep for Success, a consulting company that provides sleep and performance education to corporations, educational institutions and professional athletic franchises. He is one of the nation’s most sought after speakers, presenting highly acclaimed programs for such organizations as: Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), World Presidents' Organization (WPO), Eastman Kodak, IBM, Apple Computers, the GAP, Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, John Hancock, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Maytag, US Navy, SC Johnson, American College of Facial and Plastic Surgeons, American Urological Association, Pepsi Cola, Quaker Oats, Nestle, Starwood Hotels, Cunard, Crystal Cruise Lines, the New York Jets and the Orlando Magic.
Rebecca Scott Robbins, B.S. Cornell University, served as instructor at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, is a PhD candidate in communications at Cornell University, and is co-founder of Sleep for Success. Rebecca has presented dynamic speeches on sleep to large corporate and educational audiences, and has taken a leadership role in effecting change in such prestigious schools as the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, the Iolani School in Hawaii and the Hong Kong International School.