Professional Advisory Board

NSCC’s Professional Advisors have provided essential support to our educational and resource development projects. We are honored to have many of the nation’s leading K-12 educational, health/mental health, social emotional learning and character education experts advising us. We are deeply indebted to their council and wisdom.

J. Lawrence Aber, Ph.D.
Professor in Applied Psychology, New York University

Mark Alter, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology, Programs in Special Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University

Victor Battistich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Division of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation, Center for Character and Citizenship, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Larry Clark
President, Comprehensive Health Education Foundation, Seattle, Washington

James Comer, M.D.
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry and Associate Dean, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University; Vice-chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D.
Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London. He is Chief Executive Designate of the Anna Freud Centre, London

Howard Gardner, Ph.D.
John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

William Johnson, Ed. D.
Superintendent, Rockville Center School System; Past President, New York State Association of Superintendents; Adjunct Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Catherine Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Mills College

Steve Marans, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence; Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center

Nicholas M. Michelli, Ph.D.
Presidential Professor in Urban Education, City University of New York

Ramon Murphy, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Professor Nel Noddings
Emeritus Professor of Education, Stanford University School of Education

Donald L. Rosenblitt, M.D.
Clinical Director, Lucy Daniel's Center for Early Childhood; Director, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program

Peter Salovey, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Department of Psychology, Yale University

Roger P. Weissberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago; Executive Director, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

Stuart Twemlow, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Menninger Clinic