Heart-Mind 2014: Speakers

Linda Lantieri's picture

Linda Lantieri, MA, is an internationally renowned expert on Social and Emotional Learning, and one of the founding board members of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Currently she serves as the Director of The Inner Resilience Program whose mission is to cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers and schools by integrating social and emotional learning with contemplative practice. 

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl's picture

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher, researcher and professor at the University of British Columbia. For more than 20 years, Kim’s research has focused on the social and emotional learning (SEL) and development of children and adolescents. She is current Interim Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC.

Chief Robert Joseph's picture
Chief Robert Joseph is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation who upholds a life dedicated to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding, and racism at home and abroad. 
His insights into the destructive impacts these forces can have on peoples’ lives, families and cultures were shaped by his experience with the Canadian Indian Residential School system. Joseph began his life immersed in the rich cultural and family life of the Kwakwaka’wakw People. Unlike many other First Nations, his people were able to maintain much of their traditions due to the isolated and self-sustaining nature of their small village located on the central coast of British Columbia.

Daniel Goleman's picture

Daniel Goleman is a best-selling author and internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses.

Born to college professor parents in California in 1946, Goleman’s academic studies began on scholarship at Amherst College, MA, and concurrently at UC Berkeley, where he studied rituals of social interaction.

Erin Gruwell's picture
Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an education activist, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. She created the Freedom Writer Methods, a progressive teaching philosophy and curricula designed to achieve excellence from all students. 
By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Gruwell transformed her students’ lives. She encouraged them to re-think rigid beliefs about themselves and others, reconsider daily decisions, and ultimately re-chart their futures.

Felix Warneken's picture

Dr. Felix Warneken is an Associate Professor and Director of the Social Cognitive Development Group in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. Trained as a developmental and comparative psychologist, he conducts research on cooperation and social cognitive development in children and great apes. He studied in Germany and the United States, receiving his doctoral degree from the Universität Leipzig while working at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology as a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. He joined the Harvard Psychology Department in 2009.

Mark Greenberg's picture
Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. holds The Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development. He is the Founding Director of PSU's Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.
Dr. Greenberg is one of the authors of the PATHS Curriculum that is used in over 3000 schools worldwide. He has authored over 300 journal articles and book chapters on the development of well-being, learning and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families.
He is a Board Member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and one of his current interests is how to help nurture awareness and compassion in our society.
Thomas Boyce's picture
W. Thomas Boyce is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and heads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the the University of California, San Francisco. He was previously the Sunny Hill Health Centre/BC Leadership Chair in Child Development. He is also Co-Director of Canadian Institute for Advanced Research's Child and Brain Development Program and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Dr. Boyce spent 20 years at the University of California, as Professor of Epidemiology and Child Development and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the Berkeley School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF.