Marc has taught at Northeastern since 2013 and previously taught at Emmanuel College, Boston University and at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has an M.A and Ph.D. in psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an A.B. in philosophy from Cornell. His primary interests are in evolutionary psychology, moral psychology, psychological disorders and therapy and the mind-body problem. In addition to teaching, he has worked the last 30+ years in computer software and has been a founder or Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of several companies. Until May 2020, he was a senior principal engineer at Amazon, working on Alexa. Marc is currently CTO of Live Connector, Inc., a technology start-up developing products to help prevent suicide.
EducationPhD from The New School (1994)
- Krellenstein, M. (2017). Moral nihilism and its implications. Journal of Mind and Behvaior, 38 (1), 75-90.
- Krellenstein, M. (2009). A modern nihilism. Unpublished manuscript.
- Krellenstein, M. (2004). Text mining. Library Connect, 2 (2).
- Kornai, A., Krellenstein, M. et al (2003). Classifying the Hungarian web. In Copestake, A. and Hajic, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Association for Computational Linguistics 2003 (203-210). Budapest.
- Krellenstein, M. (2001). What have we learned from evolutionary psychology? Unpublished manuscript.
- Krellenstein, M. (1999). Method and Apparatus for Searching a Database of Records, U.S. Patent. 5,924,090, July 13, 1999.
- Krellenstein, M. (1995). Unsolvable problems, visual imagery and explanatory satisfaction. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 16, 235-254.
- Krellenstein, M. (1987). A reply to "Parallel Computation and the Mind-Body Problem". Cognitive Science, 11, 155-157.