Betina Jean-Louis, Ph.D., is the Director of Evaluation for the Harlem Children's Zone. Dr. Jean Louis has spearheaded HCZ's evaluation efforts since March 2002. In this capacity, she assesses the impact of a variety of programs that are key to the short- and long-term success of poor children and families living in the zone. Dr.
Robert F. Krueger, Ph.D., is Hathaway Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his clinical internship at Brown University. Professor Krueger's major interests lie at the intersection of research on personality, psychopathology, disorders of personality, psychometrics, and behavior genetics.
Ariel Knafo is an associate professor at the Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the development and consequences of values and of prosocial behavior, combining approaches from developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology. His doctoral work at The Hebrew University on intergenerational value transmission, has evolved into current research on how value priorities in adolescence develop in different contexts, considering different aspects opf adoelscetns' identity.
Joseph Kable is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Research in the Kable Lab seeks to understand how people make decisions, and to trace out the psychological and neural mechanisms of choice. The Lab employs an interdisciplinary approach to tackle these questions, drawing on methods and ideas from social and cognitive neuroscience, experimental economics, and personality psychology.
Tanja Jungmann is Professor in early intervention and speech/language pathologies at the Universität Rostock. From October 2006 to September 2009, she held a junior professorship in special educational psychology at the University of Hannover. Her studies and doctoral thesis are in developmental psychology, and took place at the University of Bielefeld. Jungmann is a leading researcher in early intervention projects (especially pilot project "Pro Kind"), RCT, evaluation and implementation research.
Dr. Innocenti is Director of the Research and Evaluation Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. He holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in Psychology at Utah State University. Dr. Innocenti has over 30 years of experience working with infants and young children at-risk and with disabilities and their families through multiple research and model demonstration projects.
Megan R. Gunnar is a Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Child Development at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in developmental psychoneuroendocrinology at Stanford Medical School. Professor Gunnar has spent her career studying how infants and young children respond to potentially stressful situations. With her students, she has documented the powerful role that relationships play in regulating stress physiology in young children.
Dr. William Fleeson is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. He has been associate editor and consulting editor of several leading journals, and has been PI on two separate NIH R01s. His work focuses on examining actual behavior, behavior patterns, and behavior contingencies in order to obtain new insights about personality constructs and to explain the mechanisms and operation of personality constructs, especially moral character and borderline personality disorder.
Eamonn Ferguson is a professor of health psychology at The University of Nottingham. He is a chartered health and occupational psychologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and co-founding president of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (www.bspid.org.uk/). He is currently a Committee Member of Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee Behaviour & Communication Sub-Group for the UK Department of Health.
Martha Farah is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and directs the Center for Neuroscience & Society. Prior to this, she taught at Carnegie-Mellon University. For the last several years Farah has focused her research in two areas: the ethical, legal and social impact of neuroscience (aka neuroethics) and the effects of early socioeconomic deprivation on brain development. She has studied the latter using behavioral, neuroendocrine and neuroimaging methods.