Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His research focuses on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based, systemic approach to SEL that has been adopted by over 2,000 preschool to high schools across the United States and in other countries. He also is on the board of directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Marc has published 125 scholarly articles and received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins award for his research on social and emotional learning. Marc consults regularly with corporations like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design and is co-founder of Oji Life Lab, a digital emotional intelligence learning system for business. He is the author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive, published by Celadon/Macmillan. Marc also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.