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All4Ed’s SAL Expert Advisory Group

All4Ed’s science of adolescent learning (SAL) work is informed by its Expert Advisory Group, which is composed of twenty-two experts and researchers in adolescent learning and development. Together, these experts have agreed upon a set of twenty essential findings, or consensus statements, that educators, policymakers, and parents need to know about how adolescents learn and develop.

A. Wade Boykin, PhD

Howard University

B. Bradford Brown, PhD

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Linda G. Castillo, PhD

Texas A&M University

Richard Clark, PhD

University of Southern California

Laurie Cutting, PhD

Vanderbilt University

Ronald E. Dahl, MD

University of California–Berkeley

Adriana Galván, PhD

University of California–Los Angeles

Simona Ghetti, PhD

University of California–Davis

Jay Giedd, MD

University of California–San Diego

Iva GreyWolf, PhD

Society of Indian Psychologists

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

University of Southern California

Ben Kirshner, PhD

University of Colorado–Boulder

Sebastián J. Lipina, PhD

Unidad de Neurobiología Aplicada (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET)

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, PhD

Spencer Foundation

David Osher, PhD

American Institutes for Research

Amado Padilla, PhD

Stanford University

David Patterson Silver Wolf, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis

Royleen J. Ross, PhD

Society of Indian Psychologists

Claude Steele, PhD

Stanford University


Laurence Steinberg, PhD

Temple University

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, PhD

California State University– Los Angeles

Ming-Te Wang, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Kathryn Wentzel, PhD

University of Maryland

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.