Wade George is the Director of Communications for the American Psychological Association, Division of Educational Psychology. In this role, he acts as liaison between top field experts and the wider public, with an aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Contributing psychologists to the blog include:
Donald Treffinger, Ph.D., is President of the Center for Creative Learning (Sarasota, Florida) and co-author of Creative Approaches to Problem Solving.
Nora S. Newcombe, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Temple University, PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), and author of Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning (with Janellen Huttenlocher), published by the MIT Press in 2000.
Hunter Gehlbach, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard with research interests in social perspective taking and survey design.
Martin H. Jones, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis. Jones' career includes a variety of publications examining how peer interactions affect academic motivation and performance.
Nicole R. Rivera, Ed.D., is an instructor of Education and Psychology at Northern Illinois University and North Central College.
Kendall Cotton Bronk Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Ball State University, where she studies positive youth development and young people's purposes in life. She has published 16 journal articles and book chapters on youth purpose and related topics, and she has a book due out in the fall of 2013 with Springer Publishers.
Sarah Kiefer, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of South Florida. Kiefer's research and teaching interests involve deepening our understanding of — and improving upon — young adolescents' motivations, peer relationships, and development.