Internationally renowned expert on psychological development during adolescence and author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence.
Dr. Steinberg's research has focused on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, parent-adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform, and juvenile justice.
Dr. Steinberg is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, PBS News Hour, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the New York Times and NPR.
Leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism & youth development, and author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education.
Dr. Ginwright serves as the Senior Research Associate at the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco, CA and is also an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University.
He is the author of “Black Youth Rising, Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America”, “Black in School- Afrocentric Reform, Black Youth and the Promise of Hip-Hop Culture” and co-editor of” Beyond Resistance!: Youth Resistance and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America’s Youth”.
The Science of HOPE Conference will recognize Dr. Hayes for her lifetime of contribution (so far!) to the creation of enduring health equity in Washington State and beyond, as a tireless and deeply informed advocate for people who disproportionately experience health disparities. She has been mentor to more than we were able to count, and to this day continues to be a critical leader and voice in the movement for health equity. Dr. Hayes served as the State's Health Officer for 16 years until her retirement in 2013. She also served as the Board Chair of Healthy Gen (formerly Comprehensive Health Education Foundation) during the mid 2000's when the agency launched its Place Based Health Initiative in 2007.
Senator Rosa Frankilin
The Science of HOPE Conference recognizes the incredible work of Senator Franklin, as this year marks the 10 year anniversary of the passage of a package of bills aimed at reducing health disparities in Washington State. Foremost was the creation of the Governor's Council on Health Disparities. When friends and colleagues have been asked to reflect on the remarkable life and work of Senator Rosa Franklin, many mention her quiet, clear, kind, yet forceful, and strategic way to accomplish her goals. She always had ALL people in mind when working on legislation. Senator Franklin understands the importance of the critical connections between housing, education, and employment to health, and being able to live a full and vital life.
Dr. Chan Hellman
Specializing in research, evaluation, measurement and statistics, Dr. Hellman is one of the nation’s leading researchers on understanding and measuring hope and the concept of hope as a social gift.
Chan is an Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor in the Department of Human Relations and Founding Director of the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations.
Chan’s current research is focused on the application of positive psychology to nonprofit organizational effectiveness. In particular, he is interested in how nonprofit organizations impact client hope and how hope is associated with positive goal attainment and well being among those living in at-risk environments (e.g., homeless, family violence, substance abuse).
His publications have appeared in various scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Happiness Studies, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Personality Assessment) and books. Additionally, he has presented his research at over 100 national and international conferences.
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