CASEL Board of Administrators Member Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl has begun her tenure as the subsequent NoVo Basis Endowed Chair of Social and Emotional Studying within the Division of Psychology on the College of Illinois at Chicago. The place was created in 2011 to assist ongoing social and emotional studying (SEL) analysis on the UIC Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with assist from the Novo Basis. As the brand new NoVo Chair of SEL, Dr. Schonert-Reichl will take over for CASEL Co-founder and Chief Data Officer Dr. Roger Weissberg, who held the submit since its creation.
Often called a world-renowned skilled in SEL, Dr. Schonert-Reichl was a Professor within the Division of Academic and Counseling Psychology, and Particular Training within the College of Training at College of British Columbia (UBC) from 1991 to 2020. She is the recipient of quite a few awards, together with the celebrated 2021 Janusz Korczak Medal for Youngsters’s Rights Advocacy, and has been invited to take part in a number of dialogues with the Dalai Lama on the themes of cultivating compassion and educating the center.
“It’s actually such an honor for me to tackle this new position because the NoVo Basis Endowed Chair in SEL, and to affix such a tremendous group of school and college students at UIC — a world-class college,” Dr. Schonert-Reichl stated. “And, it’s notably significant to me to be returning to Chicago, the place my curiosity and fervour for SEL all started as a trainer. Certainly, it was throughout my years as a brand new trainer that my college students taught me that the very best studying occurs when express consideration is given to creating academic contexts that assist and promote their social and emotional competence and well-being.”
“Kim is an internationally famend scholar whose groundbreaking work and collaborations have superior social and emotional studying analysis, evidence-based observe and public coverage for many years. It is rather thrilling that she is coming to UIC, the place she’s going to present high quality coaching and mentorship to future leaders within the subject of SEL science and schooling,” stated Dr. Weissberg.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to Kim Schonert-Reichl in her new position as NoVo Basis Endowed Chair for SEL on the College of Illinois Chicago. NoVo’s Basis’s endowment of the UIC chair is an acknowledgment of the significance of this work and the rising subject of social and emotional studying. At the moment, we all know SEL results in a lot stronger academic achievement, sustained private improvement, and more healthy faculty communities. Collectively, we are able to proceed to convey social and emotional studying applications and strategies to colleges and districts throughout the U.S., enriching the tutorial experiences of youth throughout the nation,” stated Jennifer Buffett, President and Co-Chair of NoVo Basis.
Dr. Schonert-Reichl obtained her MA in Academic Psychology from the College of Chicago, her Ph.D. in Academic Psychology from the College of Iowa, and accomplished her postdoctoral work as a Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH) Fellow within the Medical Analysis Coaching Program in Adolescence on the College of Chicago and the Division of Psychiatry at Northwestern College Medical College. Previous to her graduate work, Dr. Schonert-Reichl labored as a center faculty and various highschool trainer.