Steinberg, Jill A.

Steinberg, Jill A.

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Counseling and Psychological Services; Psychology; Undergraduate Studies

Academic Rank

Emeritus Professor

Year Retired from SJSU


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Creator of (MRW), an online site created to help make the retirement experience successful and purposeful and keep you “connected.”

Educational Background

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Clinical Psychology, 1978 PhD.

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Psychology, 1972 A.B
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Graduated with Honors/Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
City College of London, semester abroad, 1970

Colorado State University Counseling Center APA Internship, Fort Collins, 1976-77
Honors: University Fellowship, Research Grant from the Office of Women’s Studies

Dissertation Title

Climbing the ladder of success--in highheels: backgrounds of professional women

Teaching Experience

Psychology Department, San Jose State University, 1978-2008

Administrative and Professional Experience

Founder and Director of The Peer Mentor Program, San Jose State University 2000-2009

Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, 2006

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private practice, Santa Cruz, CA, 1981-2004

Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Services, San Jose State University, 1978-2000

Affiliate Scholar, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1979-1982

Selected Publications

Steinberg, Jill. (2021). Successful retirement: From retiring to rewiring. In Aimee Drolet & Carolyn Yoon (Eds.), The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Marketing (2nd ed., pp. 143-163). NY: Routledge.

Steinberg, J. A. (1986). Clinical interventions with women experiencing the impostor phenomenon. Women & Therapy, 5(4), 19–26.

Steinberg, Jill A. (1984). Climbing the ladder of success in highheels: Backgrounds of professional women. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press.

Personal Commentary

Jill Steinberg is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at San Jose State University, licensed clinical psychologist, Salzburg Fellow, author, and founder of Her research and publications focus on "achieving success." Since retiring, Dr. Steinberg has been teaching classes and presenting her research on successful retirement to universities, Google, and other professional organizations, and enjoying ocean kayaking with her retirement dog Herbie.


Steinberg, Jill A.