Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He also is the Deputy Director of Yale's Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Brackett is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 60 scholarly publications, including six social and emotional learning program for students, teachers, and school leaders. He is the co-developer of the RULER model of emotional literacy (the framework for the programs), which posits that teaching children and adults the skills associated with Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions contributes to positive development. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for Early Career Contributions to Research on Social and Emotional Learning.