Mark Greenberg, PhD, Patricia Jennings, PhD and Robert Jagers, PhD
Building a Thriving Future: Social Emotional Learning for Children and Adults Panel Discussion
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About Mark Greenberg, PhD
Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Emeritus Bennett Chair of Prevention Science at Penn State University. He is the author of over 350 articles on the development of well-being and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. He is a Founding Board Member of CASEL, and the current Chairperson of the Board of CREATE, a non-profit devoted to improving the quality of schooling and the lives of teachers and students.
You can connect with Dr. Greenberg here.
About Patricia Jennings, PhD
Patricia (Tish) Jennings is a Professor of Education with the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. Her research places a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom. She is the author numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters and several books. You can learn more about Dr. Jennings work and connect with her here.
About Robert Jagers, PhD
Robert J. Jagers is vice president of research at CASEL. Prior to joining CASEL, he was a faculty member in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, a Co-PI of the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context (CSBYC), and the founding director of Wolverine Pathways, a university-sponsored diversity pipeline program for qualified secondary school students. Among his various CASEL duties, Dr. Jagers is leading work with partner districts to explore how social and emotional learning can be leveraged to promote equitable learning environments and equitable developmental outcomes for students from historically underserved groups. He has a particular interest in participatory approaches to SEL research and practice and their implications for the civic development of children and youth.
About Daniel Goleman, PhD
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was a bestseller and has been translated into more than 40 languages. His most recent book, Altered Traits, was co-authored with Richard Davidson and reviews the best meditation research. Dan has also organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healing Emotions, Destructive Emotions, and Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence. For the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Dan wrote A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for our World. He is a former board member and a Founding Steward of the Mind & Life Institute.
You can learn more about Dr. Goleman's work on his website.