Research Advisory Group

CASEL began as a collaborative of individuals from diverse disciplines with a shared commitment to advancing the science and practice of social and emotional learning. Today, we have evolved into a fully staffed nonprofit organization.

Still, we continue to engage and convene outside experts who provide critical advice and guidance on key directions and activities for CASEL. We believe that cross-disciplinary collaboration produces the richest insights, biggest impacts and best outcomes on behalf of children. 

Larry Aber
New York University

Marc Brackett
Yale University

Catherine Bradshaw
University of Virginia

Sandra L. Christenson
University of Minnesota

Linda Darling-Hammond
Learning Policy Institute

Richard Davidson
University of Wisconsin

Susanne Denham
George Mason University

Angela Lee Duckworth
University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Durlak
Loyola University

Celene Domitrovich

Linda Dusenbury

Maurice Elias
Rutgers University

Nancy Gonzales
Arizona State University

Mark T. Greenberg
Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Guerra
University of California, Irvine

J. David Hawkins
University of Washington

Norris Haynes
Southern Connecticut State University

Robert Jagers
University of Michigan

Stephanie Jones
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Kimberly Kendziora
American Institutes for Research

Paul A. LeBuffe
Devereux Center for Resilient Children

Clark McKown
Rush University Medical Center

David Osher
American Institutes for Research

Robert Pianta
University of Virginia

Sara Rimm-Kaufman
University of Virginia

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
University of British Columbia

Susan Swearer
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Abe Wandersman
University of South Carolina

Shannon B. Wanlass
University of Pittsburgh

Roger P. Weissberg

David Yeager
University of Texas at Austin

Kate Zinsser
University of Illinois at Chicago