Dr. James Maas
Nation's Top Sleep Educator And Award-Winning Professor
Dr. James Maas Bio
Dr. James B. Maas, a leading authority and international consultant on sleep and
performance, is CEO of Sleep for Success. 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 a professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar. Dr. Maas received his B.A. from Williams College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell. He holds the world's record for university teaching, having taught more than 65,000 students in his 48 years on the Cornell faculty.
Dr. Maas has 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 one of the world's most sought after corporate, medical, association,
academic institution and athletic team speakers. He has presented highly acclaimed programs for such organizations as IBM, Eastman Kodak, Apple Computers, Campbell's Soups, Kraft Foods, Pepsi Cola, Google, CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, ING, John Hancock, Bloomberg Financial, USAA, Goldman Sachs, Raymond James, Edward Jones, Federal Express, Merrill Lynch, AIG, Mutual Life, Metropolitan Life, Million Dollar Roundtable, The GAP, Young President's Organization (YPO), World Presidents' Organization World Business Council (WBC), Maytag, the Naval War
College, US Navy, Beyer Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Steelcase, American College of Facial and Plastic Surgeons, American and Canadian Colleges of Rheumatology, American Urological Association, Urban Land Institute, United States Figure Skating Association, the National Basketball Association, NFL New York Jets, NFL Miami Dolphins, NHL Philadelphia Flyers, NHL Ottawa Senators, NHL Nashville Predators, USA and Canadian Men's Olympic hockey teams, Professional Hockey Trainers Association, S.C. Johnson, Equinox Fitness, Nestle, Simmons Company, Marriott, Starwood and Wyndham Hotels, Cunard and Crystal Cruise Lines, and scores of prep schools, colleges and universities, including Stanford, Harvard, Duke, Dartmouth, University of Michigan and Michigan State Universities. He significantly changed student performance at Cornell, Deerfield, Andover,
Exeter, Hotchkiss, The Hill School, and the Chinese International School in Hong Kong.
Dr. Maas' book, Power Sleep, published by Random House and HarperCollins, is a New York Times business best-seller and published in 12 languages. Sleep for Success! co-authored with Rebecca Robbins is a book designed for business executives, students, parents, and seniors. His new book for athletes, Sleep to Win!, co-authored with Haley Davis, is receiving rave reviews. Dr. Maas' children's venture, Remmy and the Brain Train, is an award-winning children's bedtime story
designed to help improve daytime alertness, mood and performance. There have been over 800 articles in the popular press about Dr. Maas' work on sleep and performance. He coined the term, Power Nap and appears frequently on national television on programs, such as the TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBC, The View, Regis & Kelly, and ABC's 20/20. OPRAH devoted an entire hour to Dr. Maas and his research on sleep and performance.