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, and social marketing.

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, Executive Director, SpeakUp!

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

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

Melissa Ford, Senior Strategist, WomenOnline

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

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

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

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

Jason Marsh, Director of Programs, Greater Good Science Center

Morra Aarons-Mele, Founder, WomenOnline

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

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

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

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

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