Maurice Elias, Ph.D.

Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

Expertise
  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence and Social-Emotional Learning and Its Connection to Character Development
  • Advocating for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
  • Kids’ Stress, Mental Health, and Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development
  • The Research Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development
  • Equity, Social Justice, and Social-Emotional Learning
Travels From

Highland Park, New Jersey
USA

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Languages

English

about.

Dr. Elias lectures nationally and internationally to educators and parents about students’ emotional intelligence, school success, and social-emotional and character development.

He is Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. He is also the Co-Director of the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools (SELin SChools.org).

Dr. Elias is Past President of the Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA and has received the SCRA Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring Awards, as well as APA’s National Psychological Consultants to Management Award, the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the John P. McGovern Medal from the American School Health Association, and the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.

He writes a blog for the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia Website.

Outside of work, you’ll find him watching the Yankees, the Rangers and the Knicks and teaching my grandchildren to do the same.

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