Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, faculty director of the campus's Greater Good Science Center, and co-editor of the Greater Good book Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. He co-directs the psychology department's Relationships and Social Cognition Laboratory. Mendoza-Denton studies stereotyping, intergroup relations, cross-race friendships and cultural psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.