Kim Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She has conducted extensive research examining the effectiveness of school-based mindfulness and social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions, and published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Most recently she co-authored a study with Robert Roeser and colleagues examining the effectiveness of a social and emotional learning program for teachers aimed to reduce their stress and burnout. She is also conducting interdisciplinary research in collaboration with neuroscientists and psychobiologists, examining the relation of executive functions and biological processes to children’s social and emotional development.
Schonert-Reichl serves on several national and international advisory boards, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Research Advisory Group, and the Mind and Life Institute’s initiative on Ethics, Education, and Human Development. She is an advisor to the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in Vancouver, and she is currently the Chair of the Social and Emotional Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association.