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"Integrating Social-Emotional and Character Development into the Mission of All Schools: No Alibis. No Excuses. No Exceptions."

Event Archive Dates: 

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University

Event Time: 
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Event Dates: 
April 17, 2012
Campus Center Room 803

The Center for Research on Families warmly welcomes Dr. Maurice J. Elias, Professor and Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, to the UMass campus as part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. In his lecture, Dr. Elias will discuss his research on the integration of social-emotional and character development into the mission of schools.


In addition to his roles as professor and director of the Psychology Clinical Training Program, Dr. Eliasis also the Academic Director of Rutgers’ Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Program (CESEP;, Coordinator of Rutgers’ Internship Program in Applied, School, and Community Psychology, Past President of the international Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA, Director of  Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, Coordinator of Improving School Climate for Academic and Life Success (ISCALS) at Rutgers’ Center for Applied Psychology, and Founding Member of the Leadership Team for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning ( 


His books includeThe Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement:  Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom (Corwin, 2006), Bullying, victimization, bullying, and peer harassment:  A handbook of prevention and Intervention (Taylor & Francis, 2007), Urban Dreams:  Stories of Hope, Character, and Resilience (2008, Hamilton Books), and School Climate: Building Safe, Supportive, and Engaging Classrooms and Schools (2011, National Professional Resources, and the new e-book, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting (via Kindle and Nook).  He is a licensed psychologist in NJ and writes a blog on Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) for the George Lucas Educational Foundation at


Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.