Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He also is a Research Scientist in Psychology and Faculty Fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. Dr. Brackett is the author of 90 scholarly publications and the developer of two university courses on Emotional Intelligence. He also is the co-creator of The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning (RULER)—a CASEL SELect program. RULER fosters the development of social and emotional skills in children from kindergarten to high school as well as school leaders, teachers, staff, and families. Over 500,000 students in hundreds of schools throughout the world have benefitted from RULER. Dr. Brackett’s grant-funded research focuses on (1) the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health, (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence, and (3) the influences of emotional intelligence training on student and educator effectiveness, bullying prevention, and school climate. He is a recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning and serves on numerous Research Advisory Boards, including CASEL, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, and the Greater Good Science Center. Dr. Brackett regularly delivers keynote addresses, consults with school systems on integrating RULER, and works with corporations on best practices for incorporating emotional intelligence. Each summer he teaches a course on Emotional Intelligence for Aspiring School Leaders at The Summer Principals Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he serves as a consultant to Facebook on a large-scale research project designed to both prevent and decrease online bullying. He also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.