Meet Our Expert Advisors

We are fortunate to partner with some of the leading experts in the country from the fields of medicine, psychology, character and positive youth development, journalism, social marketing, and more.

Expert Advisors

Marvin W Berkowitz

Marvin W Berkowitz

Marvin W Berkowitz, PhD, Inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education, Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship, University of Missouri, St. Louis


Martie Bernicker

Martie Bernicker, Executive Director, SpeakUp!


Melinda Bier

Melinda Bier, PhD, Associate Director for the Center for Character and Citizenship (CCC), College of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis


William Damon

William Damon, PhD, Professor of Education, Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence


Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford, Senior Strategist, WomenOnline


Renée R. Jenkins

Renée R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, Professor and Former Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University


Mary Keller

Mary Keller, EdD, President & CEO, Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)


Nat Kendall-Taylor

Nat Kendall-Taylor, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, FrameWorks Institute


Richard M. Lerner

Richard M. Lerner, PhD, Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science, Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University


Jason Marsh

Jason Marsh, Director of Programs, Greater Good Science Center


Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra Aarons-Mele, Founder, WomenOnline


Denise Pope

Denise Pope, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Founder, Challenge Success


Scott Seider

Scott Seider, EdD, EdM, Associate Professor of Education, Boston University


Yalda Uhls

Yalda Uhls, MBA, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Scholars & Storytellers at UCLA, Senior Advisor Youth Development, Common Sense Media


Jennifer Urban

Jennifer Urban, PhD, Professor, Montclair State University, Co-Director, Institute for Research on Youth Thriving and Evaluation


Joanna Lee Williams

Joanna Lee Williams, PhD, Associate Professor, The University of Virginia Curry School of Education