Chief Knowledge Officer
Roger P. Weissberg is distinguished professor of psychology and education and NoVo Foundation endowed chair in social and emotional learning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Social and Emotional Learning Research Group. He is also board vice chair and chief knowledge officer for CASEL. For the past three decades Weissberg has trained scholars and practitioners about innovative ways to design, implement and evaluate family, school and community interventions. He also received the 2008 Daring Dozen award from the George Lucas Educational Foundation for being one of 12 people reshaping the future of education. Weissberg graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and received his doctorate from the University of Rochester. He was the research director for the Primary Mental Health Project and a professor in the psychology department at Yale University for 10 years.